James Joyce Ulysses at 90
WANTED: Your QUICK Quotes and Reflections for an MLC Website Collage to Celebrate a Major Milestone of Modernism
"God: noise in the street: very peripatetic. Space: what you damn well have to see. ... Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past."
On February 2, 2012, James Joyce's Ulysse celebrates the 90th anniversary of its publication the very same day that the author turns 130. To celebrate this double milestone in modernist and literary history, we are featuring a James Joyce Ulysses collage on our MLC website.
We would like to include you in this celebration. Could you provide us with a favorite or evocative quotation from Ulysse along with a couple of sentences reflecting on the quotation or explaining why it speaks to you today, or, just a short Joyceian inspirational reflection.
The quotation and reflection should be spontaneous and short and supplied in a quick email response to this message: submissions of no more than 90-100 words by or before Monday, January 30, 10 AM. All styles including academic, poetic, peripatetic, experimental, satirical or witty are welcomed. NB: submissions may be subject to editing for the purpose of the collage. Your name will be featured unless you request that it shouldn't.
Who wants us to hide our joys (Joyce?)
- Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, in her prose poem defending Ulysse (The Modest Woman, 1920)
If you have any memorable quotes, aphorisms, or quips like the above by artists, poets or others about Ulysse, these are welcomed too. Just send them along in the format shown here.