Hero-Worship

My View of Joyce

June 20, 2016

I have read “Dubliners” and “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” and a few pages of Ulysses, but the latter is not in my opinion good literature.

Joyce drank like a fish and knew all the dives in Dublin. He was a hard man in that he refused to abide by his mother’s dying request to take communion. He could have done so for her peace of mind. It would not have hurt his principles too much because he had none. Yeats on the other hand was a man of principle and became a Senator.”

… and a devil-worshipper. Jeez, Ron, you certainly can pick ’em.

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