" Jimmy Joyce was a raging pervert.
A pillar in literary history, a proponent of the Modernist writing movement, James Joyce is held in the highest regard by many and all readers. His intricate writing contains ample proof of his genius, and he brought us classics such as Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man, Dubliners and Finnegan's Wake. A true marvel of immense writing talent, he was.
But...he also wrote disgusting and graphic letters to his muse-wife Nora Barnacle. Nothing "
"“I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning.”
“Why is it that words like these seem dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name?” (my favorite pick up line)"
"Fictional Literary Character I Relate to the Most
:: Gabriel Conroy, in The Dead
Qualities: Cordial, Caring, Attentive, Empathy
"A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the"