"I was extremely, I mean to an extreme, bored by this movie, for me it was the worst of the brother's films. Just bored, and not impressed with the religion treatment either. I haven't read statistics for atheists liking it or disliking it,…"
"I realize that Spielberg took over when he died, and that it's heretical to say so, but I'm starting to think that Kubrick is overrated. I found AI to be nonsensical pretty much from the get-go. What kind of parent would want an eternal…"
Wow. What an amazing film, one of the Coen Brothers best, and that is saying a lot. Apparently this grew out of an idea for a scene involved a stoned kid at his bar mitzvah (which is in the movie, and is very, very funny) and just grew from there into a meditation on suffering.This film is deeply concerned with religion, and one of the themes that I think it drives home very well is that religious explanations for suffering are seriously lacking. The film can be seen as a modern re-telling of…See More
"Ulysses has proven to be my Waterloo, I've finished Gravity's Rainbow and Infinite Jest, but have yet to get through Ulysses...I'm aiming for Bloom's Day of this year...but that's what I said last year. I've read…"
"I've heard great things about the Ellmann. It's always been on my "one of these days" lists.
Where should Dubliners, Exiles, and the poetry fit in? Or should I just assume that basic chronology is the plan to follow?"
"A couple of my favorite quotes: Television kills telephony in brothers broil. and Wipe your glosses with what you know.
It's been about thirty years since I read FW (twice.) Probably getting about time to do it again (like I do with One…"
Finnegans Wake is indeed a "book of many attempts." I never even tried to read it sequentially, I usually open it at random, read a few dozens pages, add notes and post-its, and put it to rest for a while.
James Joyce is one of my very favorite writers.I'm about 300 pages into Finnegans Wake right now, and it is very tough sledding. But I'm finding it worth the effort. This is my third attempt to read it. I seem to have finally broken through and it is making more "sense" to me finally.I read Ulysses about ten years ago and loved it.From an atheist perspective, I enjoy his work because I find it very humanistic. He makes a strong connection between mythology and everyday events and feelings --…See More