You'll probably be like Van Gogh, people will only appreciate you when you are no longer here lolThank you for your kind offer. But I chose the content about which to write so that no one would ever read it. I chose to toil in abject obscurity. Publish??? Me?? Never!!! Most write to be read; I write to never be read, which in my mind proves my eternal worth)).
I enjoyed Ulysses. Joyce's scepticism of nationalism and its inherent anti-semitism was prophetic given what was to come with the Nazis. Although wrong to think Irish nationalism was ever about that, which was an anti-colonial, liberation nationalism. Still, he was on to something. But as far as this forum is concerned, I am minded of the episode where Bloom enters the Bizarre, and comes across a prostitute smoking a cigarette, and tells her 'there are far better ways of engaging the mouth than with a cylinder of rank weed'. I am sure we would all agree fags are cylinders of rank weed, even if that is not quite what Joyce/Bloom meant lol.I usually stick with one book at a time (with the Sunday paper and some magazines thrown in) but right now I'm jumping back and forth among a few:
Ulysses, by Joyce (a slow go this time, trying to digest the language)
The Year of the French, which I was supposed to read in college for an Irish history class and didn't
Doing my bi-decade re-read of LOTR; am 1/5 through the third book.
And yesterday, because it caught my eye, I picked up Kingsley Amis' Everyday Drinking, which is just a fun joy to read.
It made me wonder: Is there a similar book, but for pipe smoking? (I know there was a recent thread 'Books for Pipers.") Is My Lady Nicotine the closest?
I have written 2 books. I will give free ebook copies to anyone who wants them. Just PM and I will set it up.Thank you for your kind offer. But I chose the content about which to write so that no one would ever read it. I chose to toil in abject obscurity. Publish??? Me?? Never!!! Most write to be read; I write to never be read, which in my mind proves my eternal worth)).