iván BRAVE

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“From James of Joyce to Wake of Finn”: Analyzing the Form, Style and Meaning of Finnegans Wake

13 March 2019
“From James of Joyce to Wake of Finn”: Analyzing the Form, Style and Meaning of Finnegans Wake

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream. (English Language nursery rhyme)     I wouldn’t have read Finnegans Wake if it hadn’t been for Ela. It was a winter weekday, stopping at a sidewalk book vendor, when I saw it for $3 and said, […]

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A Listicle of Fantasy Trips

2 March 2019
A Listicle of Fantasy Trips

Why not jot down the top ten bucket-list trips I would fancy? For now they are fantasy, that is deliberately wild. But thus all the more dreamy. Can you guess the common thread?   1. TRANS-SIBERSKI-EXPRESS The first would take a good two months, to do it real chill from tundra to camp, Moscow to […]

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A Draught of München: Chapter Excerpt from The Summer Abroad

23 February 2019
A Draught of München: Chapter Excerpt from The Summer Abroad

Big-breasted women, five steins a hand, and charming men in green, short-short overalls stuffed each other’s mouths with bratwurst and beer till they couldn’t rock no more. Bavaria. Its capital: München. Things played out a little differently there for the boys and me, who had gotten used to the exaggerations of Italy and indulgences of […]

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