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Front of the postcard from Joel Stein

I've never met Jared Stein I've had his blog in my reader a while, see his tweets, and know he swims in same circles as some of my other core online circle.

 

So what do I know? He writes rather deeply and introspectively (e.g. on solitude and metacognition woah, Neo), he works at some university in Utah (I could look it up, yeah), does some insanely original presentations (if you out bava the bava, you are top shelf), and he's into skateboarding.

 

I like that mix.

 

That's 'bout it. I figure one day, I'll meet, and like this guy. Or worse, I've met him once and stupidly and rudely forgot.

 

But now I know he's an artist and a clever one at that with the arrival of a Motley Reader postcard with this clever hand drawn art representing the opeing of Joycw's Two Gallants,; that;s Lenehan with the white shoes, stepping out of the way of Corley.

 

Even more clever, as Lenehen's feet are standing right on the words of the story:

 

"His breeches, his white rubber shoes and his jauntily slung waterproof expressed youth."

 

Heck, that's not even a complete sentence, but who cares- it sets the stage of who Lenehen is, a buffoon, pretending to be who he is not, and hanging out as a supplicant to a more wtetched soul.

 

I'm humbled, Jared- this is beautiful and original. Thanks.

Joel Stein comments on James Joyce's story, "After the Race." Wonderful!

Can I read it in Italian too? I don't think so. I already have vocabulary questions in English such as gnomon, simony, pipeclayed, miching, sedulously

I'm mailing two post cards with some Joyce-ian thoughts for people participating in the February 2010 Dubliners reading group

motleyread.posterous.com/

It has been, after all, an enjoyable experience being part of Chris Lott's dispersed reading group this month. A group of people reading James Joyce's The Dubliners and then sharing about it in any way they see fit, from blogs, to twitter, to posterous.

 

Someone suggested also doing some old fashioned post cards. I've been trying to match whatever is on the cards I find in the local thrift storre to a quote from the story (or sometimes something I imagine a character saying).

 

The front of this one is yucky cute, a mature deer going nose to nose with a cute baby deer who says ,"Hi!" which I tied somehow to the creep named Corley in "Two Gallants" who abuses his power on women.

 

And bg, its not a message to you, just for you, that i am enjoying reading.

Lanny's first correspondence to Alaska... and he even used a stamp with my University's mascot...

Another great postcard from Jared...

I'm trying to hang with a bunch of readers of James Joyce's Dubliners (see motleyread.posterous.com/) - I'm using Stanza on the iPhone accessing the Project Gutenberg version

We are reading James Joyce's "The Dubliners" together as a network of loosly joined readers/reflectors. Using digital and analog media.

Another of Jared's awesome postcards.

I got my first post cards in the mail from the Motley Readers group- oh this brightened my day

motleyread.posterous.com/

From Jen, a postcard as we read Joyce's _Dubliners_.

I'm trying to hang with a bunch of readers of James Joyce's Dubliners (see motleyread.posterous.com/) - I'm using Stanza on the iPhone accessing the Project Gutenberg version

We are reading James Joyce's "The Dubliners" together as a network of loosly joined readers/reflectors. Using digital and analog media.

We are reading James Joyce's "The Dubliners" together as a network of loosly joined readers/reflectors. Using digital and analog media.

From Cogdog, a lovely pairing of text from Joyce's "Araby" and a photo of Mount Fuji.

A postcard from Chris on Joyce as evidence of Keats' "Truth is beauty, beauty truth."

In Italian, published the year I was born. Hmmm....

Can I read it in Italian too? I don't think so. I already have vocabulary questions in English such as gnomon, simony, pipeclayed, miching, sedulously

Those Motley Readers are so motley

It's a postcard hinting at "A Painful Case"--perhaps my favorite story from Dubliners. Who is it from? "The Imitator", apparently!

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