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Nearly Sane

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"The strange case of the missing Joyce scholar'
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:38:18 PM »
A little early for Bloomsday but this is too good a piece not to share now.


https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/magazine/the-strange-case-of-the-missing-joyce-scholar.html

Steve H

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Re: "The strange case of the missing Joyce scholar'
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 11:24:53 PM »
Joyce's early stuff was good, but I gave up on 'Ulysses' about 100 pages in, and I've no intention of ever tackling 'Finnegan's Wake'.
What do you get if you cross the Atlantic with the Titanic?
Half way.

Robbie

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Re: "The strange case of the missing Joyce scholar'
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 08:36:37 PM »
Joyce's early stuff was good, but I gave up on 'Ulysses' about 100 pages in,

I loved the Trojan wars meself!  ;)

 
and I've no intention of ever tackling 'Finnegan's Wake'.

Try reading it upside down.
(Rushdie is easier.)
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Steve H

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Re: "The strange case of the missing Joyce scholar'
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 11:28:46 PM »
I loved the Trojan wars meself!  ;)

 

I gave up on Chapman's Homer as well, but I may give that another go one day.
What do you get if you cross the Atlantic with the Titanic?
Half way.