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the vicarious vicar

The story is done, and its quivering heart will soon be laid on the Xerox shelf to await Frank's talons.

Can someone explain why the two classes of people enamored of Gothic letters are rap stars and white supremacists?

V.S. Naipaul's strategy before releasing a novel is simple and effective, according to the Guardian; he roundly trashes the life work of anyone whose books are remotely similar to his, indiscriminately bashing authors such as Forster, Dickens, and Joyce. Their take on Half a Life itself is that it's written awkwardly on purpose, which is never a defense that I've bought. The only place it seems to work is in the "Eumeaus" chapter of Ulysses, and that's only because Bloom is endearing enough that we forgive his inelegancies, and because in any case it's just damn funny. Half a Life does not seem comic.

 

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