13% done with Dubliners

An Encounter

Joyce’s ability to put you into a story, to create a fully realized world with hardly any “effort” makes me so jealous. It’s not fair he could write so well!

So this story taught me about ‘Gnomon’, which I love and is why I love Hemingway and the dirty realists – I love less doing more, I love anything that engages you actively. And, yes, I do think that old man was a pervert who wanked it a little