Oscar Wilde quote about reading from Intentions - If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use reading it at all.
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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use reading it at all.
 Oscar Wilde, Intentions (1891). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source Intentions
Topic reading enjoyment book
Date 1891
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/887/887-h/887-h.htm

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“There is something in what you say, and there is no doubt that whatever amusement we may find in reading a purely model novel, we have rarely any artistic pleasure in re-reading it. And this is perhaps the best rough test of what is literature and what is not. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use reading it at all. But what do you say about the return to Life and Nature? This is the panacea that is always being recommended to us.
Vivian. I will read you what I say on that subject. The passage comes later on in the article, but I may as well give it to you now:—” source

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