Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dorian Gray Flashback

Dorian Gray Flashback

“And I remember—
I could have rescued
that world…”
Wilde to Latourette,
—Edmond Wilson, Oscar Wilde

Describing Dorian—Richard Ellmann
Tells how Oscar Wilde—meets Louis Latourette
Coming out one night—of the bar Calisaya…

Wilde says—writers direct nature
“You see, my idea was right—art inspired
How I imagined Dorian—as a young man”

“He’d never have existed—if I hadn’t
Written about him—The Picture of him
I didn’t find—anywhere until afterwards

He showed Latourette—a photograph
A young Englishman—he’d met in Rome

“That’s the way—I’ll remember Dorian”

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