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Oscar Wilde's Grave

November 26, 2000

I enjoyed "100 Years Later, London Celebrates the Importance of Being Wilde" (Nov. 18) immensely until I read that Oscar Wilde was buried in a "pauper's grave." I can only hope that such paupers' graves are available at my decease!

As anyone who has been to the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris can attest (and this includes thousands of adoring Jim Morrison fans), Wilde's grave has a splendid stone monument reminiscent of a heavenly apparition with enormous wings reaching skyward on either side. Discovering it, one is immediately struck by how completely appropriate this monument is for Wilde, with its combination of flamboyance and elegance.

JUDY MOLLAND

Encino

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