I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation: And Other Quotations from Oscar Wilde

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Columbia University Press, 1996 - Literary Collections - 198 pages
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I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself don't interest me. They have not got the charm of novelty, one of Oscar Wilde's characters says. Another remarks, I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. Before Wilde himself was brought down in one of the most sensational scandals of his time, he was sought after for his flamboyant personality, his scintillating conversation and his sophisticated wit.
  

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Contents

Actors and Acting
2
Atonement
21
Change
34
Conscience
40
Crowds
46
Education
59
Environment
65
Flaubert Gustave
71
New York
127
Opinions
129
Pathology
135
Poets
141
Reading
150
Ruin
156
Schools
159
Shallowness
165

Goodness
77
Holy Family the
83
Impressionism
89
Kindness
96
Listening
104
Masterpiece
111
Morris William
121
Soul the
171
Talking
177
Turgenev Ivan
184
Watson William
189
Yeats William Butler
197
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Daniel Hillel is professor emeritus of environmental studies, University of Massachusetts, and senior research scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Negev: Land, Water, and Life in a Desert Enviornment; Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil; and Rivers of Eden: The Struggle for Water and the Quest for Peace in the Middle East. He is the 2012 World Food Prize Laureate.

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