Ulysses

Historical Perspective

In response to my 11/27 post, a concerned reader writes:  “And yet a little historical perspective is in order. Making a living...

That Four-Letter Word

Towards the end of Ulysses, Bloom asks Stephen why it is that he left the house of his father. Stephen’s prompt response: To...

Chess Problems

In some ways, I wish I hadn’t read Strong Opinions, the volume of Nabokov interviews. Mostly, I guess, because he used to seem a...