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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My muse and my inspiration...

Pictured here is my muse, Sylvia Beach. Sylvia was an American expatriate who arrived in Paris in the early part of the last century and lived there for the rest of her life. She was an important promoter and supporter of future American, English, Irish and French literary greats. With meager means, little to no resources, little thanks from Joyce, and little recognition she published the first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses from her little Montparnasse bookshop, Shakespeare & Company on the rue de l'Odeon. Her story is a fascinating one, but more importantly she has touched me in ways I would never have guessed.


  1. Wish there were some new writings i've enjoyed reading your writong.

  2. Dannie - wondering if you have an old link to this page. I have to admit the last creative writing I posted was on June 19th but here it is:

    Mostly I'm happy to see you're visiting my blog!

  3. Okay, I read that and liked it. Also was reminded of an old family motercycle story that we've heard retold dozens of times in the last 60 years. I've shared it on on FB.