Author Topic: "The strange case of the missing Joyce scholar'  (Read 175 times)

Nearly Sane

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 30897
"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

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2823
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'.
There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.
George Orwell.

Robbie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4210
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.)
True Wit is Nature to Advantage drest,
          What oft was Thought, but ne’er so well Exprest

Steve H

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2823
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.
There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.
George Orwell.