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ROLLING WITH JAMES JOYCE ON AN IRISH HILL

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ODE TO THE BOOKISH GIRLS

conversations

I talk to dead writers and literary characters at times, when I am daydreaming. As one does.

Being the French lieutenant’s woman

the french lieutenant's womanHave you ever met a woman like John Fowles’s the French Lieutenant’s woman? More importantly darling, have you ever been a woman like the French Lieutenant’s woman?

You know the type — the one who talks with loneliness in her eyes and walks with melancholia trailing behind. CONTINUE READING...

A story, within another story

a story within another storyThey told me summer comes to don short shorts and to go to the beach. They told me I should get some color into those cheeks and to brighten the darkness in my eyes. But why would I want to do that when I could be a thousand and one other places — walking around the barn with Tess of the D’Urbervilles or hiding in the folds of Anna Karenina’s skirt; having a laugh with Eduardo del Mar or talking in a black and white world with my librarian Borges. CONTINUE READING...