Monthly Archives: July 2012

James Joyce – Exception

Looking back at life in increasingly very old age – at culture from the time of my mother – 1900 – to 2012,  at what I’ve been told, at the music, the art, the film, records, etc., as well as reading from the past, –  the world that James Joyce encompassed and understood is so immensely larger and deeper than any other cultural world I have encountered, and his level of understanding of it so beyond normal human capacity,  that as Becket said, he is the exception. Just when you want to send the world to the devil, there he is.