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  •  Thanks, cfk. I'm glad to see you too. (1+ / 0-)
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    I'll have internet at home, I think, later in February; and then you'll see more of me every week.

    I'm sorry your brain is frozen. I find hot coffee and tea help. But there's something to be said for just hibernating, too.

    Anyone who writes a great novel (the kind we want to read several times), ends up packing several layers into it, whether they consciously intend to or not. The thing about Joyce is, he did it very methodically, and he was really good at it. I expect, if I could read Finnegans Wake, I'd find a dozen books there.

    I've been reading a lot of interviews in The Paris Review. It's amazing how many authors in the '30s, '40s and '50s, when they're asked what modern authors influence or impress them, say Joyce.

    I'd say Tolstoy was a greater natural artist. And Shakespeare had a flow Joyce could only dream of. Whenever I read Joyce I can still see him, scurrying about behind his sets, screwing things in just a bit too tightly.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 04:34:03 PM PST

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    •  lololol (2+ / 0-)
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      chingchongchinaman, Brecht

      Well...this image will stay with me.

      Whenever I read Joyce I can still see him, scurrying about behind his sets, screwing things in just a bit too tightly.
      I am glad you will have the net again soon.

      Join us at Bookflurries-Bookchat on Wednesday nights 8:00 PM EST

      by cfk on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 04:50:06 PM PST

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