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Old 05-29-2014, 12:46 PM   #511
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Good luck! I desperately wanted to work bat the library when I was younger.
They just called me and I have an interview on Monday!

I'm actually excited instead of nervous for once, so maybe that's a good sign!

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Old 06-03-2014, 05:05 PM   #513
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It went really well yesterday! I was interviewed by four people at once, including the library director, but they were all really nice. They actually gave me a spelling test (I don't know how well I did because I was nervous), a test on arranging things in alphabetical order, and a test in which I had to arrange a shelf of books according to the Dewey Decimal System. I was afraid of that, but they said I did excellent. I think they were basically making sure that I'm not a total moron. Most of the questions they asked me had to do with my customer service and computer skills.
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That sounds great!
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So do you have a librarian's classification? You seemed well prepared for the Dewey part
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I've finished Ulysses. A masterpiece. Very difficult and at times almost unbearably frustrating, but all in all a very rewarding experience. The experiments with prose are just stunning. The influence that some of those chapters had on literature and cinema is enormous. Films just popped into my head while reading, thinking that filmmakers like Fassbinder (the epilogue to Berlin Alexanderplatz is very similar to the Circe chapter) and Linklater (Slacker is basically a rip-off of The Wandering Rocks chapter) must have read this religiously. The humour really started to work for me about one-third in since I started at that point to accustom to the style. It's a hilarious book. But in fact, behind all the irony and parody and mockery, there are some really beautifully written, poignant passages. Bloom is a fantastic character.

Everybody who is into literature should try and finish this. It is worth it.
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I've finished Ulysses. A masterpiece. Very difficult and at times almost unbearably frustrating, but all in all a very rewarding experience. The experiments with prose are just stunning. The influence that some of those chapters had on literature and cinema is enormous. Films just popped into my head while reading, thinking that filmmakers like Fassbinder (the epilogue to Berlin Alexanderplatz is very similar to the Circe chapter) and Linklater (Slacker is basically a rip-off of The Wandering Rocks chapter) must have read this religiously. The humour really started to work for me about one-third in since I started at that point to accustom to the style. It's a hilarious book. But in fact, behind all the irony and parody and mockery, there are some really beautifully written, poignant passages. Bloom is a fantastic character.

Everybody who is into literature should try and finish this. It is worth it.
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Meanwhile, I started with The Brothers Karamazov. Very excited about it. It's been about ten years since I've read Crime and Punishment and five years from The Idiot. It's always a good thing to come back to Dostoevsky. And after Ulysses, I think I need a break from English.

 
Who am I kidding? I still have to finish The Crying of Lot 49 and I've just bought Dubliners and read the first story on the way home.
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Dubliners
Dostoevsky

One of these days I really do need to read crime & punishment in its entirety. It sucks that I'm going to have to read it in English now though.
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The only Joyce I've read is Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the only Dostoyevsky I've read is Notes from Underground. Didn't particularly enjoy either. I suppose that's not sufficient reason to give up on either author though.
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Books Part V, featuring Benny Profane and the Whole Sick Crew

I liked both of those, but they're hardly either's best work.

And I still think John Huston's The Dead is the best literature-to-movie movie ever.
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