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What’s Great Literature? #2]


Matisse, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, Ulysses, Shakespeare and Company, Lost generation, book publishing, patrons, literary criticism, Paris, publishing Ulysses, art criticism, radiance, harmony, conceptual art, representational art,

Sylvia Beach knew great literature! How wonderful for one of the twentieth century’s most famous authors to have met her in Paris that hot July day in 1920! She was the owner of a small English bookstore at 12 Rue Odéon, which was also a lending library and social gathering place for writers of the […]

Joseph Campbell, James Joyce and Art


The Trilogy of Remembrance, Great literature, James Joyce, Ulysses, Finegan's Wake, Joseph Campbell, Mythic Worlds Modern Words, novels, creativity, art, aesthetics, painting, Shakespeare and Co. Paris, Sylvia Beach, Impressionists, Les Fauvres,

Still thinking about what makes great literature? [#2]  I have— and here’s what I’ve come up with. [But, if you’d like to read the first post first here it is http://maryemartintrilogies.com/whats-great-literature/ ] Joseph Campbell, mythologist, lecturer and thinker is one of my favourite writers. He dedicated his career to the study of myth—story which comes from deep […]

What’s Great Literature? [#1]


If you’re like me when you read or write, you wonder what makes for really great literature. You know, those novels or stories [or poems, plays and essays] that have stood the test of time and are read one hundred years later. When I studied English Literature at university, I was really disappointed because such […]