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Letters of James Joyce

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Hardcover, 437 pages
Published 1957 by Viking Press
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Tim
Mar 04, 2012 Tim rated it it was ok
Shelves: classics, nonfiction
Another academic read, but this letters to Nora were amazing (and often filthy):

"Do you know what a pearl is and what any opal is? My should when you came sauntering to me first through those sweet summer evenings was beautiful but with the pale passionless beauty of a pearl. Your love has passed through me and now I feel like my mind something like an opal, that is full of strange uncertain hues and collars, of warm lights and quick shadows and of broken music."

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Just wrote a big review, posted nothing. Son of a bitch. Will give another go on all three volumes later.
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James Joyce, Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions ...more
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