Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Leopold Bloom ate with relish...

the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards,

Copyright 1922 James Joyce
Random House publication date 1933

a stuffed roast heart, liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods' roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.

*****

Annoying, huh? Well, television producers, imagine how I feel when you start the action, then announce the directors name, then run a little more action, then put up the screenwriters name, then a little more action, etc.

Yes, this bookkeeping sort of business must be done, but get it all out of the way at once: don't intersperse it with the work of art!

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