Video: Why Should You Read James Joyce?

On the 100th Anniversary of the publication of Dubliners, WYNC Public Radio interviewed authors Frank Delaney, Victor LaValle and Larry Kirwan on why everyone should read James Joyce.
Posted on January 14, 2017, 5:26 pm
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He‘s poetic. He’s dangerous. He’s exciting. He’s immensely funny, which a lot of people don’t realize, and that’s the great democratic thing about him. Delaney

 

“You could never have met a woman, and read Molly Bloom, and you’d know what a woman was all about. He’s that strong a writer, …to me.” Kirwan

 

He understands the tiny sins, the tiny virtues, the tiny venalities, the tiny advantages that people would look for in life. And, nobody else ever did that before, and nobody else, I would contend, has done it better, since.” Delaney

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