Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Rather Girlish Noise

James Joyce, letter to Nora Barnacle (December 8, 1909):
I think I would know Nora's fart anywhere. I think I could pick hers out in a roomful of farting women. It is a rather girlish noise not like the wet windy fart which I imagine fat wives have. It is sudden and dry and dirty like what a bold girl would let off in fun in a school dormitory at night.

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