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Why we need fairytales: Jeanette Winterson on Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde's magical stories for children have often been dismissed as lesser ... Fairytales
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854—30 November 1900). Oscar was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.
Imagination Bookmark...Lynn Payne Bookmark made for my daughter. She always has her nose in a book! Made entirely out of elements from Beth Rimmer's kit Steamtown Detectives on Deviant Scrap. Photo by angellea (glitterbug)
Works of literature have the power to deeply influence people's entire beings, and what someone chooses to read can be defining of character even when they don't realize it. Once in the hands of the reader the author can usually do no more, but authors have already put so much of their effort and their self into a book that they can hope it has an impact.