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Presque vu LIIX

A teenager facing court in London said: “I brought a sign to the May 10th protest that said: ‘Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult.
“‘Within five minutes of arriving I was told by a member of the police that I was not allowed to use that word, and that the final decision would be made by the inspector.”
After the exchange a policewoman handed the fifteen-year-old a court summons and removed his sign.
The City of London police were criticized two years ago when it was reported that more than 20 officers had accepted gifts worth thousands of pounds from the Church of Scientology.


Jasko Caus at Jasmin’s Heart has an interesting series of articles on James Joyce:

An early inspiration for Dubliners was the work of Norwegian dramatist, Henrik Ibsen. Joyce, a polyglot, learnt Norwegian in order to read Ibsen. What he received from Ibsen was a very important, if not essential instruction for his writing: …”A measure of dramatic life” that Ibsen talks about is actually Joyce’s radiance. So is the case when he takes seemingly quite ordinary details and situations of Dublin life and makes them radiant.


2 Responses to “Presque vu LIIX”

  1. Jasko says:

    John, thanks so much for the mention, I am honored.
    P.S. Your site, although without adds, looks wonderful, I think that I would need to improve and redo my article about blogging-adds.

    jb says: Hi Jasko, good to see you around this neck of the woods. And compliments are always appreciated. I’ll be back for more of your literary analyses.

  2. Dick says:

    Connections – the first sickening, the second fascinating. Thanks for these, John.

    jb says: Hi Dick. Good to see you around.