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“He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.”

— James JoyceA Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man. Penguin Classics, 1916

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“THE JOYOUS HERESY THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY”

THE POETICS OF GILBERT SORRENTINO, by David Vichnar

 

The experimental nature of Gilbert Sorrentino’s (1929-2006)[1] work results from his highly idiosyncratic blend of influences and proceduralist approach to fiction. 4,681 more words

Adam Buenosayres: The Translation which Nobody Noticed

Today I opened my heavily annotated edition of Leopoldo Marechal’s great modernist epic Adán Buenosayres with a view to finally reading it and possibly writing a review later on just to find out later that this novel had recently been translated into English as… 185 more words

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Walking Tour of Joyce's Trieste With John McCourt

Joyce is everywhere in Trieste: a statue of him stands on a bridge overlooking the Canale Grande, just before the statue is the Passagio Joyce (Ponte Curto), tiny plaques are placed all over significant buildings that played a role in Joyce and Nora’s life, and there is even a hotel named after the author. 594 more words

Writers' habits

I am a completely horizontal author….

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ULYSSES BY JAMES JOYCE

James Joyce was going to give us back our precious English language one day, but he died, unfortunately, and so his reputation as an obscurist, overtly difficult, almost humanity hating , writer was cemented. 282 more words

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