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After Wilde’s release from prison, he reunited with Douglas.
They parted after three months and Wilde wrote nothing more, devoting
himself instead to conversation, which many considered his true
forte anyway. Wilde’s contemporary George Bernard Shaw called
him “the best talker of his time.”
“I am sure Oscar has not found the gates of heaven shut
against him,” wrote Shaw after Wilde’s death in 1900.
“He is too good company to be excluded.”
Anne Burke is a senior writer
for UCLA Magazine. On October 22-23, the William Andrews
Clark Memorial Library will host “Oscar Wilde at 150: A
Legend in the Making.”