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Nabokov on Joyce

August 23, 2013 | by

Of teaching Ulysses, Vladimir Nabokov wrote, “Instead of perpetuating the pretentious nonsense of Homeric, chromatic, and visceral chapter headings, instructors should prepare maps of Dublin with Bloom’s and Stephen’s intertwining itineraries clearly traced.” Below is his.

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  1. ivoryhobo | August 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    j’ai toujours admiré l’oeuvre ormonde du sublime Dublinois

  2. K | August 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    In his collection “Lectures on Literature.” Might be worth mentioning.

  3. Joe Sabbagh | August 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    –When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said. And when I makes water I makes water.
    –SO I DO, MRS CAHILL, says she. BEGOB, MA’AM, says Mrs Cahill, GOD SEND YOU DON’T MAKE THEM IN THE ONE POT.

  4. https://www.rebelmouse.com/ct50 | January 4, 2014 at 5:43 am

    This isn’t some diet company-sponsored puff-piece that ends up telling you to buy a bunch of shady supplements, or try the latest infomercial workout gimmick.

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