Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Joycean Dashes

H.G. Wells on James Joyce's use of dashes for dialogue instead of quotation marks:
...most of the talk flickers blindingly with these dashes, one has the same wincing feeling of being flicked at that one used to have in the early cinema shows. (from "James Joyce," in The New Republic 1917-03-10)

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