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The Insidious Picture of Dorian Gray

Constance Teng plays Basil to her Dorian in this ekphrastic piece The Insidious Picture of Dorian Gray. Complete with her own original artwork drawing upon (missed) connections of desire, beauty and absence, Constance layers the world of Basil and Dorian Gray onto a personal coming-of-age story of loss and belonging, but unlike Wilde’s painter and protagonist, Constance hides away her painting only to open the closet with Unseen to come face to face with it once more. 1,625 more words


Monthly reading review – October 2017

Monthly reading review – October 2017

This October I have read:

Second Nature by Alice Hoffman ★★★★

The Frog Prince by Elle Lothlorien ★★

Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed… 507 more words

Thing Of The Moment

Scarily Influenced……..or Just Plain Mundane?

In deciding what to write for my Hallowe’en blog post, dear reader, my gaze alighted on my numerous bookshelves and began to roam the volumes, soon settling on my collection of classics. 1,770 more words


Books to Read During Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching and you may be in need of something to read. This usually is the time of the year to pick up some horror books. 413 more words


#OTD in 1854 – Birth of playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, Oscar Wilde, in Dublin.

Oscar Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of the most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. 201 more words

Irish History

Reading Challenge 2017 update

Hello everyone! :)

I should definitly apolagize for me not posting anything for so long. Life got in the way and also I have been checking all my options so I can purchase a computer, because when I owned one was years ago and having a computer it makes it a lot easier to create blog posts and edit them. 108 more words


The Picture of Dorian Gray: body-soul

Oscar Wilde’s classic The Picture of Dorian Gray speaks of the obsession of the passions and of youth. But also the soul-body union that has no separation. 487 more words