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Old 05-21-2009, 09:33 AM   #158
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Originally Posted by Goldblum View Post
I cannot get my head around some of Oscar Wilde's writings. He is such a man of flowery language. Meaning that he has a knack for just going on and on about a minute detail.
I only read Gray, but based on it I agree about flowery language (meaning a kind of dandy's exaltation about the way things look on the outside) and it indeed can be a bit tiring. However, at the same time I actually felt the author gives very little attention to details. Most things are described in very general terms. The book even becomes boring because of that sometimes - we are given long lists of supposedly emotional events, but they don't have any life to them. The best thing about Gray for me were the cynical dialogs between Dorian and Henry.
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