joyce and others
started reading Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for the first time. Only through the first section. I keep hoping to find out why this is many of my friends' favorite book. I'm not there yet.
Also, slowly reading through a collection of stories/essays entitled The Drug User. it includes a foreward by Burroughs and articles written by Baudelaire, Artaud, Twain, de Nerval and many more. All relating to drug use with, as Burroughs points out, the goal in mind that those who know nothing of drug use need a new perspective in the face of the war against drugs.
i will finish Thus Spoke Zarathustra before Monday. this is a promise to myself.