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New Media and James Joyce: the Poetry of Pluralism

~ The prevalent view of the internet as a manifestation of a postmodern world is not often questioned. But could new global media be an extension of the earlier modernist project?   Kenneth Goldsmith, MoMA poet laureate and UbuWeb founder, is also known for his wild conceptual art project, Printing Out the Internet.  In May...
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Home from home: writers abroad

~ In ‘A Moveable Feast’ Hemingway describes his experiences as a young American writer living in Paris. But is there a link between expatriation and creativity?   Often seen as the last golden years of travel, the interwar years witnessed a boom in travel writing. The end of the war meant restrictions on tourism...
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The blooming of ‘Mrs Dalloway’

  Virginia Woolf had a love/hate relationship with James Joyce’s Ulysses.   If you read Virginia Woolf’s diaries, and indeed her letters, on the subject of James Joyce’s Ulysses, you would think that she despised the great man’s exercise in early modernist experimental giganticism. But look a little deeper and the story becomes more...
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