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Danis Rose & James Joyce & Michael Wood ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Philip Harvey  Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:53:49 +1100 Subject: Fined Again Wacked To: Max Richards Dear Max and Alan, thank you for the review of the new Danis Rose FW. I have just read it over lunch. The reviewer, Michael Wood, has given some excellent descriptions of the process of reading the book and of the types who get into Joyce's type. I recognise myself and others in a number of his portraits. The review helps to update us on the general history of reception. I also like the tempting theory that Joyce was not really interested in the cyclic Vico view of history, even though it is unquestionably one of the identifiable bases of the creative performance.  Personally, I think Joyce believes in repetition and that every time something repeats itself in time, it's different. Did Stephen Dedalus ever wake from the nightmare of history? When I read FW it

Scottish Country Dancing with Michael Argyle

In December 2010 I wrote to my New Zealand colleague and friend Helen Greenwood, mentioning in passing her encounters on the dance floor with Michael Argyle, the social psychologist. Helen replied, asking, “What's the link with Michael Argyle? I know him as a particularly reckless but enthusiastic Scottish country dancer.” This email followed: -----Original Message----- Sent: Monday, 13 December 2010 10:59 p.m. To: Helen Greenwood Subject: Michael Argyle I have always wondered why you seem fairly indifferent when I mention Michael Argyle. I have several times over the years. To me, the very concept of actually DANCING with Michael Argyle is stupendous. We had several of his books at Joint Theological Library [Note: today the Dalton McCaughey Library in Parkville, Victoria, Australia]. He was a fascinating thinker of the o