Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

Rachel Donadio: “James Joyce was forever hard up for cash. Too bad he never thought of touring Europe to promote Plumtree’s potted meat or lemon-scented soap, notable items in ‘Ulysses.'”

If someone kicked Rachel Donadio in the teeth just on these two sentences alone, it wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. Thankfully, Donadio is leaving the New York Times Book Review. Hopefully, for good.

One Comment

  1. Ed,

    Methinks you are being a tad harsh on the woman…There is, I think, an irony in her “Too bad…” I thought the piece was fun and informative…

    Is there some history I’m unaware of here?

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