Sunday, June 02, 2013
Mungo Jerry - Memoirs of a Stockbroker
Hearing this ditty penned by a then twenty-five-year-old Ray Dorset, I was reminded of these thoughts from Richard Ellman on James Joyce's The Dead:
"That Joyce at the age of twenty-five and -six should have written this story ought not to seem odd. Young writers reach their greatest eloquence in dwelling upon the horrors of middle age and what follows it."