Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Portraits of the Artists by a Young Man
I copied this image of Joyce from a photograph at the Vanity Fair exhibit at LACMA.
Here is a quote from Ulysses that I memorized as soon as I read it: "I see the ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppling masonry, and time one livid final flame."
Right now I'm reading Cormac's Blood Meridian. I have to wash my hands each time I put it down, the pages are so blood soaked. It is an epic unlike anything I've ever read before. Within the pages I'm riding with a gang of bloodthirsty marauders, so vial and unrepentant that I find myself often unable to justify why I don't simply put down the book to let the madness end.... Instead I read on, an accessory to their crimes.