Monday, November 29, 2004

John Clarke reviews the classics - Part IV

Ulysses - James Joyce

Formative modern work. Entire novel set on one day. Classic outsider Leopold Bloom (Jew, advertising, sensitive, Irish, cuckold) attends funeral, pub, brothel, with young man. Wife has last word (husband not as good as boyfriend, psychology of marriage blighted by death of infant child). Wife's monologue caused book to be banned. (See 'Catholic') Thought by male academics and critics to be great expression of woman's thoughts. (See 'Sluts')

Listening to The Dirty Three - Whatever You Love, You Are


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