'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life' The two works brought
together here, 'The Decay of Lying' and 'The Critic as Artist', are Oscar
Wilde's wittiest and most profound writings on aesthetics, in which he
proposes that criticism is the highest form of creation and that lying, the
telling of a beautiful untruth, is the ultimate aim of art. One of twenty
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Oscar Wilde—The Decay Of Lying

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