Throughout Finnegans Wake Joyce specifies the Tower of Babel as the tower of Sleep, that is, the tower of the witless assumption, or what Bacon calls the reign of the Idols.
Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.Samuel Beckett
No modern Irish writer, even of the stature of Yeats or Joyce, is completely free from traces of nationalism.
Joyce was a wonderful woman, but she wasn't Prime Minister, was she?joyce grenfell
James Joyce is a cul-de-sac. [Ulysses is] ... an example how literature branched out and went into, lost itself in nowhere, no man's land.werner herzog
To conclude this personal note, I, William Joyce, will merely say that I left England because I would not fight for Jewry against the Führer and National Socialism, and because I believe most ardently, as I do today, that victory and a perpetuation of the old system would be an incomparably greater evil for [England] than defeat coupled with a possibility of building something new, something really national, something truly socialist.william joyce
Genius still means to me, in my Russian fastidiousness and pride of phrase, a unique dazzling gift. The gift of James Joyce, and not the talent of Henry James.vladimir nabokov
A novelist who ranks with Proust , Kafka , Musil and his friend James Joyce as one of the enduring pillars of Modernism.italo svevo
History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. ~ James Joyce in Ulysses
Genius still means to me, in my Russian, fastidiousness and pride of phrase, a unique dazzling gift. The gift of James Joyce, and not the talent of Henry James.
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