dbablinskas
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3:43 AM - Jan 24, 2008 #201

I actually liked it. As it's philosophy I wasn't expecting much in the way of style.
Of course it's not entirely modern but some of the basic principles hold up.
I don't exactly agree on the law of economy (that because the drama is shorter
and produces the same effect it is "superior"--though borges tended to feel that
way about the short story vs. novel).
"Sense of smell must be stronger too. Smells on all sides bunched together . . . Tastes. They say you can't taste wines with your eyes shut or a cold in the head"
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3:44 AM - Jan 24, 2008 #202

The Dead Joyce.
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3:50 AM - Jan 24, 2008 #203

dbablinskas wrote: I actually liked it. As it's philosophy I wasn't expecting much in the way of style.
Of course it's not entirely modern but some of the basic principles hold up.
I don't exactly agree on the law of economy (that because the drama is shorter
and produces the same effect it is "superior"--though borges tended to feel that
way about the short story vs. novel).
there's nothing to agree with
because it's basically de- not prescriptive
apparently that's a common mistake in translation
and interpretatation, sometimes both
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3:54 AM - Jan 24, 2008 #204

dbablinskas wrote: The Dead Joyce.
amazing, isn't it?
not very liked on this board, I gather.
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4:16 AM - Jan 24, 2008 #205

Excellent piece. It was my second time through.


wrote:not very liked on this board, I gather.
Well, you do make up a good portion of the board. I wonder why the others dislike it though?
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4:20 AM - Jan 24, 2008 #206

dbablinskas wrote: Excellent piece. It was my second time through.


wrote:not very liked on this board, I gather.
Well, you do make up a good portion of the board. I wonder why the others dislike it though?
must check. suz dislikes it a lot, if I remember this right
and others agreed.
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5:11 AM - Jan 24, 2008 #207

It's a brilliant work. I read an article on it about the music in it. How it goes through a transition from waltz to choir through some other things I can't remember and ends with contemplation. The three sisters, the boy who died for her, Ireland... everything about it is perfect. I had to go outside to read it so I could get away from my roommate's noise. Then I had to get away from some guy throwing firecrackers in the park. Finally I found a quiet stump and finished it. Pure poetry at the end.
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5:13 AM - Jan 24, 2008 #208

wrote:everything about it is perfect.
yes.
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10:33 AM - Jan 24, 2008 #209

noot overly impressed with it
that's right
but as I said
I'm not really a short story person
my favorite
in that collection is Clay
which I do think is quite wonderful
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10:32 PM - Jan 24, 2008 #210

Hans Bertens' Literary Theory
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