Is Quaker ministry like poetry? Jonathan Wooding, taking a further look at the author James Joyce, thinks it might be
The literary ‘interior monologues’ of James Joyce’s characters have something to tell us about the nature of the idling mind. The idling mind during, say, a silent Meeting is not necessarily idle, in fact, but may well be a crucible of antagonymic thoughts and images – ones that might contain oppositional meanings (see 17 May). Just how creative is this state – this modality, as Joyce’s highfalutin’ Stephen Dedalus might say?
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