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Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Wed Apr-18-12 07:18 PM
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I don't think that I could ever read like that, and I'm sure I couldn't write the way she does. It's interesting though. For me the story is a whole.

I've never read The Dubliners, so I went seeking Araby, to try to get that sentence she quotes to find out what it was like in context. I didn't find it, but instead found an analysis of the story along with a bunch of comments on Ireland at that time.

To digress a bit, I'm not sure, after reading that, that Joyce was quite sane. Is anybody, though? Is there some such creature as the normal person? Do we all harbour nameless fears peppered with thoughts that we will never reveal? Perhaps, though, we might leave behind a secret journal for scholars of the future to disect.

For me, language is for communication, although I do enjoy a well writen book; but again, fiction is quite subjective.

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960

  

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The power of sentences [View all] , mooseythehut, Tue Apr-17-12 12:44 PM
  RE: The power of sentences, CatrinP, Apr 17th 2012, #1
RE: The power of sentences, Weird Jim, Apr 17th 2012, #2
RE: The power of sentences, mooseythehut, Apr 17th 2012, #3
      RE: The power of sentences, Weird Jim, Apr 18th 2012, #5
RE: The power of sentences, Weird Jim, Apr 18th 2012 #4

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