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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

Genial Harry Grout

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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'.
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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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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.
Hopfen u. Malz Gott Erhalt's.
"God save hops and malt" - common legend on German beer steins.