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Just finished James Joyce's Dublinerses

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So lucid - each story a force of its own. Joyce's lattice narrative, to counterbalance and sometimes comepltely outweight the linear style, is a spark of techniqal genious. But you can sense even here the seeds of Finnegan's Wake (which I have partly read) - it seems his early style is still present throughout his final work, only deeply buried, as if behind a number of semi-transparent layers. I especially like Eveline, Grace, and The Dead. The snowscape to close the book; from birth and childhood to a death beyond death - classic style.

Love and Light,