Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled genealogy

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 10 Feb 2006

To add: the first page of Absalom, Absalom! is a mini-clinic for real writing, I think.

--- Jacques Debierue <> wrote:

> --- In, Robert Elkin
> <rictusaporia@...> wrote:
> >
> Where I DID find hostility was
> > in your anti-intellectual "big brain"/"Joyce"
> > comments, whether intended or not.
> One should not mess with Joyce: who here can hope to
> write as brilliantly as he did? Some
> prissy motherfucker who taught me literature in
> college used to dismiss Faulkner as
> somebody who didn't know how to write ("bad
> grammar", etc.). You gotta laugh... (I didn't
> then, because I was earnest about Books, think about
> that...). Oh, this person also thought
> Stevenson was a mere entertainer...
> Best,
> MrT

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