“Glory be the day, Mr Yeats!”

As the man said…  It’s tradition!

Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund nuttiness. Enjoy!

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  • Mick Fealty

    That last line always gets me…

  • MF. A few years ago now, I read Ulysses from cover to cover and it took a fortnight, and I agree with Roddy Doyle’s crititique of it that it needed a editor. Around the same time I was reading Richard Ellman’s excellent tome about Joyce’s time in Italy and Paris in the 30s, which was almost a ‘real time’ account and included a passage during his writing of Finnegan’s Wake, while Nora was asleep one night, he stayed up and rewrote 12 extra pages of gobbledegook into one chapter and could be heard having a good laugh out loud at his cleverness.
    I won’t be attempting FW any time soon.