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September 05, 2013

1922: James Joyce gets crazy with Hemingway.

Joyce said to me he was afraid his writing was too suburban and that maybe he should get around a bit and see the world. He was afraid of some things, lightning and things, but a wonderful man. He was under great discipline--his wife, his work and his bad eyes.

His wife [Nora, the model for Molly Bloom in Ulysses] was there and she said, yes, his work was too suburban--'Jim could do with a spot of that lion hunting.' We would go out to drink and Joyce would fall into a fight. He couldn't even see the man so he'd say, 'Deal with him, Hemingway! Deal with him!'

--Ernest Hemingway, as reported by Time July 7, 1999

Posted by JD Hull at September 5, 2013 12:59 AM


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