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July 22, 2008

'Tis as human a little story as paper could well carry


Ellen Bute’s Passages from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake arrives via Feuilleton. Just the ticket to impress neighbouring cubicles with your erudition, love of language and of course Dublin.

Ellen Bute’s Passages from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake is the kind of thing you would have been lucky to see on television even in the days when non-Hollywood fare was screened regularly.

Ulysses is quite popular as well, obviously.

Related: James Joyce reading from Finnegans Wake. Also, Accents and Edwardians.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 22, 2008 07:23 AM


I realize I make it awkward to comment at the Flea but I find I am astonished nobody is as impressed as I am at the thought of Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce. I expect I have her all to myself then.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 22, 2008 04:05 PM

I would have figured that Norma Jean had better taste in literature than Ulysses.

Like good Judge Woolsey, I found Joyce's work to be more emetic than interesting.

Posted by: dpatten [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 22, 2008 04:28 PM