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In St. Patrick’s Park in Dublin, Ireland, there is a long brick wall with what is called the Literary Parade. The wall has a series of niches, each of which houses a plaque of a famous Irish author.

Literary Parade

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Behan

Clarke

Dillon (2)

Joyce

Mangan

O'Casey

Shaw

Swift

Synge

Wilde

Yeats

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The Reverend George W. Pepper

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110 years ago on this date, Oscar Wilde died in a hotel room in Paris. His remains and his famous monument covered in lipstick kisses by scores of visitors are in Paris, but Dublin honors their native son with a monument in Archbishop Ryan Park, just steps away from his birthplace.

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The statue lounges on a rock, well-dressed and smelling a flower.

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Across from him are two square pillars with statues on top. The pillars have been blazoned with all manner of Oscar Wilde’s pithy epigrams. I don’t know if this is endorsed or simply unusually educated graffiti.

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