Saturday, January 13, 2007

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Friday, Jan. 12, 2007

4 - 5 cups of coffee
2 glasses of water
3/4 takeout order of cheese fries
roast beef sandwich with yellow mustard
1 large cup of coffee
1 large glass of sweet tea
1 bottle of water (16.9 fl.oz.)
3/4 pack of cigarettes

Currently reading Dubliners by James Joyce

Also participate in a James Joyce book club that meets twice a month.

It used to be the James Joyce/Captain Beefheart Comparative Studies Society but the moderator dropped Beefheart because all we did was drink heavily and listen to music.

Best insight/point of departure into Joyce at the most recent meeting:

"My copy of 'Dubliners' (The Viking Portable Library, edited by Harry Levin) also contains an edited yet definitive version of 'Ulysses'. It only contains every 18th sentence of the book."

"Did you say 18 or 8?"


"Oh, I thought it was the Molly Bloom Soliloquy version. You know, another Joyce pun riffing on the eight lines."

"Actually I was joking. I just find it interesting that everbody is reading a different edition of 'Dubliners'."

There are five persons in the group with five different versions.

Note: Episode (chapter) 18 of 'Ulysses' is Penelope consisting of the soliloquy. Eight long sentences with the only puncutuation being the one period which ends the chapter and book.

Point, none. It's just fun getting together, drinking some alcohol, and discussing Joyce and his work.

1 comment:

Pleasant said...

You should eat a kidney for breakfast. --- peat