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“Here is your legacy, James Joyce, John-Paul Finnegan roared over the waves, here is your legacy — two hundred chortling fucks eating sausages! You have really left your fucking mark, James Joyce. Oh yes you have! You are the KING OF MODERNISM! “
Unless one is wealthy there is no use in being a charming fellow. Romance is the privilege of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed. The poor should be practical and prosaic. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. These are the great truths of modern life which Hughie Erskine never realised.
In the course of the five or six years I spent in Russia I was several times killed and liquidated by various organizations and individuals. When I returned home to Czechoslovakia I found I had been hanged three times, shot twice, and quartered once by wild Kirghiz insurgents near Lake Kale-Yshel. Finally I was definitely stabbed to death in a wild brawl with drunken sailors in one of the Odessa taverns.
““Don’t you dare come here,” they were told simply in a fateful telephone conversation, “it’s a terrible country.” They followed that advice without question and presented themselves at the American immigration offices.” A young Tel Avivian travels with his parents to visit his uncles, who emigrated from Kiev to Ohio instead of to Israel. First publication of Nissan Shor’s book “The Eternal Israeli”.
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