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[Jun. 16th, 2007|01:26 pm]
The American Caliban
[Current Mood |awake]

    riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend
of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to
Howth Castle and Environs.

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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-06-16 08:49 pm (UTC)

And a happy Bloomsday to you too, Molly!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-06-16 09:16 pm (UTC)
Ulysses is hard but doable. Finnegans Wake is...a mountain. I did read it through but only because I wasn't taking a class on it and could just kind of float through and love the language. I figure I got about 0.001% of the references. It makes Foucault's Pendulum feel like journalism.
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[User Picture]From: n_by_nw
2007-06-20 09:11 pm (UTC)
Okay, let me just get this straight here: you are saying you have read the whole damn thing? Every page?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-06-21 07:28 am (UTC)
I believe so, yes. I was a particularly obsessive and snobby teenager.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-22 07:17 pm (UTC)
You're a tough guy. I could not do it, it's about as rewarding to me as reading someone's refrigerator magnet "poetry". It's just not as fun as Ulysses. I salute your teenage bloodymindedness ("Now THAT'S punk rock!").
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[User Picture]From: cataptromancer
2007-06-16 09:04 pm (UTC)
Spam is getting pretty weird these days!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-06-16 09:11 pm (UTC)
Pull out his eyes: apologize. BONER PILLS!
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2007-06-16 09:13 pm (UTC)

Holy shit.

Did not realize it was Bloomsday.

It is a complete cooincidence that I was rereading sections of FW last night, and then this morning I updated my journal appearance (Bio, title, and friends page) to quotes from the book featuring my name.

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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-06-16 09:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Holy shit.

It's the return of the Eternal Return! :-D
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