Two comments on James Joyce

“He has done… quite wonderful things with words.” – Richard Aldington

“[He] seems to me a desperate man who feels that in order to breathe he must break the windows. At moments, when when the window is broken, he is magnificent. But what a waste of energy!” – Virginia Woolf

 

After recently reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (and temporarily abandoning it midway), I feel the force of both statements!

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One response to “Two comments on James Joyce

  1. I’m with you on that sentiment.

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