Tag Archives: James Joyce

the day I became an artist

Saul Bellow said that a writer is a reader who is moved to emulation. From my own experience, this seems to be true. The book that has had the most influence on me, that has made the deepest impression, is … Continue reading

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a sentence with hidden depths

Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo. . . . Thus the … Continue reading

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the short story: small fry of the literary world?

I love literature. I love reading. I especially love reading good fiction (even as I especially dislike reading bad fiction). Why then, in my life, have I been ambivalent about the short story as a literary genre? As a child … Continue reading

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Ulysses Annotated by Don Gifford & Robert Seidman

Ulysses Annotated by Don Gifford My rating: 5 of 5 stars Indispensable for a thorough reading of Ulysses. This is a reference book, with entries arranged in order of their occurrence in the text. Originally compiled to help students in … Continue reading

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