Posts Tagged: Austin Ratner

Joyce’s Forgotten Rival

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For The Millions, Austin Ratner documents the relationship between the “forgotten” Irish writer James Stephens and the famed James Joyce. Despite starting as literary rivals, Joyce wanted Stephens to finish Finnegans Wake if he ever lost his eyesight. In addition, the essay examines Stephens’s influence on other well-known Irish writers, including Seán O’Casey and Eugene O’Neill.

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Whoops! MacMillian is in trouble with The World Bank for offering bribes to Sudanese officials in exchange for textbook contracts. (via Bookninja) “35 essential posthuman novels.” (via Largehearted Boy) On that note, this is what happens when musicians read sci-fi. Apparently, Henry James thought historical fiction was “fatally cheap.” Austin Ratner has some choice words, […]

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