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Author QuotedJames Joyce
Title QuotedDubliners
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/07/29
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QuotationAm giving talks on Joyce to the brethren now. I regret anything I may have said that suggested Beckett's stories were halfway as good as Dubliners. I was out of my mind. But Ulysses remains one of my top favorites of all time. Such a great job! Am reviewing some current Joyce lore for Sewanee Review and find it atrocious. Half-literate, idiotic garbage. At least some of it. How does such stuff get by?
JournalThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 648
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