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James Joyce

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  • In our pages: Martin Amis

     
    Martin Amis, one of Britain's best-known novelists, is familiar with controversy. Recently discussing the pressures of an aging population, he quipped that there should be euthanasia booths on street corners, causing some consternation. There was even...
  • The dark appeal of the short story

     
    At the L.A. Times Festival of Books Saturday panel “Fiction: In Brief,” moderated by Mark Rozzo, the three panelists defended the short story’s morose appeal. Antonya Nelson, author most recently of the collection “Nothing Right” -- now there’...
  • Authors and ideas: Martin Amis and an Italian idyll

    Authors and ideas: Martin Amis and an Italian idyll
    They love to hate him, Martin Amis, the British literati's very own Princess Di. He can't go to the airport without the press commenting on where he stopped along the way and why, where he has his dental work done and whether a particular gesture or...
  • Critic's Notebook: L.A. gets an in-depth look at complex and contradictory Wagner

    Critic's Notebook: L.A. gets an in-depth look at complex and contradictory Wagner
    By now you've probably gathered that Richard Wagner was opera's great maker of epics, with the singular ability to rouse emotions, amass followers and incite enmity. He was mythmaker, and he was mythologized. His operas are massive pageants of humanity,...
  • Merce Cunningham's 'Roaratorio'

    Merce Cunningham's 'Roaratorio'
    In fall 1986, as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, John Cage delivered, in his uniquely spoken-sung fashion, poetic texts he had derived from James Joyce's readably unreadable comic novel "Finnegans Wake." Irish musicians...
  • Book review: 'The Three Fates: A Novel' by Linda Le

    Book review: 'The Three Fates: A Novel' by Linda Le
    The Three Fates A Novel Linda Lê Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti New Directions: 172 pp., $15.95 paper Linda Lê is an extraordinary writer of scintillating French prose. Born in South Vietnam in 1963, she came to Paris as an...
  • Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt

    Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt
    NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful. "I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...
  • Planning your trip to Paris

    Planning your trip to Paris
    THE BEST WAY TO PARIS From LAX, nonstop service to Paris is offered on Air France and Air Tahiti Nui. Direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on United, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on American, Delta, Lufthansa,...
  • Book review: Joyce's jigsaw masterpiece

    Book review: Joyce's jigsaw masterpiece
    Often started, seldom finished. That's the knock on James Joyce's "Ulysses." Everyone knows Buck Mulligan is "stately" and "plump," but by the time Stephen Dedalus' allusive stream of consciousness gives way to Leopold Bloom's humanist point of view in...
  • Book review: 'Ghost Light' by Joseph O'Connor

    Book review: 'Ghost Light' by Joseph O'Connor
    Joseph O'Connor — brother of Sinéad O'Connor — published his first novel, "Cowboys and Indians," in 1991 and immediately saw it shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. Since then O'Connor has published a series of novels, including "Star of the...
  • Book Review: 'A Jane Austen Education' by William Deresiewicz

    Book Review: 'A Jane Austen Education' by William Deresiewicz
    A Jane Austen Education How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter William Deresiewicz The Penguin Press: 258 pp., $25.95 Jane Austen's keen social observations and delightfully witty, sometimes foolish and...