Here’s an old one .
Tolstoy , at least , I can understand . He didn’t like Shakespeare much , I guess , and that gives him a few points in my book . Shakespeare I can understand , too , mostly . It’s not his fault that he lived so long ago . That is , before the world spoke American . Shakespeare’s not as bad as that guy G . Chaucer , who wrote great stuff albeit indecipherably . He calls , after all , a daisy a ‘day’s eye’ , for Pete’s sake !
James Joyce ! Now there was a writer’s writers’ writer ! There’s a guy who knows his letters . And his words . His words , for sure , made up and designed for intellectual impact , I guess . And he’s Irish , too . That gives him a few extra points in my book . But…
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