[ilds] QUESTION

Philip Walsh bf779 at freenet.carleton.ca
Tue Aug 5 10:14:22 PDT 2008


James wrote:

> > ...Miller was very nasty about Joyce in his book on Lawrence
> > (published in 1980, I believe, but written during his years in Paris),
> > yet there's an entire paragraph of /Finnegans Wake/ in Miller's /Tropic
> > of Cancer/, lifted verbatim. It's a particularly odd passage, so it's
> > impossible Miller did it accidentally, nor does it come across as a
> > 'good' moment so it seems unlikely to have been taken because Miller
> > thought it a very fine passage -- it looks much more like a veiled
> > allusion, but I must admit I don't know how it functions.
> >
I'm curious:  where in Tropic of Cancer is this passage?

Thanks.

Philip Walsh
Ottawa, Canada






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