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Sense and Sensation: The Picture of Dorian Gray & Perfume

11 September 2020,10:00 am - 9 October 2020,12:30 pm



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‘O for a life of sensations rather than thoughts’, exclaimed John Keats in 1817. This course is dedicated to exploring the ways in which writers present sensory pleasure. Concentrating on the work of Keats, Oscar Wilde, and Patrick Suskind, we will examine how the senses are used to convey valances of moods as well as the nuances of a highly cultivated male identity – represented in Keats’ work as the figure of the poet; in Wilde’s, as the decadent aesthete; and in Suskind’s, as a gifted perfumier with a nasty penchant for murdering virgins: Suskind’s novel is a riposte to the nineteenth-century obsession with scent so expect to laugh rather than cry. Indeed, this course promises to be good fun and leave us better equipped to smell the roses.

This course runs, over 5 weeks, Fridays 10am – 12.30; and is bought as a package at £325

4 in person places available using booking facility (sold out: please contact me directly to join waiting list)

4 Zoom places: to book please email me at: info@livingroomliterature.com

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11 September 2020,10:00 am
9 October 2020,12:30 pm
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