4 september 2009
- Joyce, The Dead, 1913
For Lucy had her work cut out for her. The doors would be taken off their hinges; Rumpelmayer's men were coming. And then, thought Clarissa Dalloway, what a morning--fresh as if issued to children on a beach.
- Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, 1925
It's often said of Mrs Dalloway that it was heavily influenced by Ulysses, but look at the parallels between these two opening paragraphs: even down to the name of the servant.
5 september 2009
6 september 2009
- Oliver Gogarty, It Isn't This Time of Year At All
13 september 2009
- Dylan Thomas, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
Found it at last! I've been thinking about this quote for years: a perfect example of the alternate universe that children (and us, of course) live in. It's been tucked away on the shelves all along, waiting for a re-read. Couldn't guess where it came from and without the exact wording Google and Amazon were unable to help. My last-ditch attempt was going to be trawling through L.P. Hartley's Shrimp and the Anemone, but now I'm spared that.