Why we need fairytales: Jeanette Winterson on Oscar Wilde


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Oscar Wilde’s magical stories for children have often been dismissed as lesser works, but as examples of how important imagination is to us all – young and old alike – they are a delight, writes Jeanette Winterson

siobhan-o-flynn‘s insight:

Love Oscar Wilde:

“Far off, like a perfect pearl, one can see the city of God. It is so wonderful that it seems as if a child could reach it in a summer’s day. And so a child could. But with me and such as I am it is different. One can realise a thing in a single moment, but one loses it in the long hours that follow … “

– Oscar Wilde, “De Profundi

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