Monday, November 21, 2011

ineluctable modality of the visible

ineluctable modality of the visible

ineluctable modality of the visible

ineluctable modality of the visible
works cited: ulysses tee (!!) c/o out of print books; UO pants; thrifted loafers; j. crew sweater (gift from my mom)

Big news in my household this week: out of print is finally making Ulysses shirts! For my money, Ulysses is the best novel ever written and last year I spent several weeks reading it aloud at a reading group with friends, which was one of the coolest experiences I've had in grad school. It's a difficult novel but it's also moving and hilarious, and reading it aloud was an incredible way to experience it. I miss my group of modernists and spent most of last week bumming around in this shirt finishing up my chapter draft and missing them. It must have been good energy, because I finally finished the draft I was working on (hurrah!).
P.S. Speaking of books, I did a post on Ruche about good holiday books to curl up with, if you want to check it out.

29 comments:

Glamorous Barbie ♥ said...

Love the pants :))
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chillairandperfume said...

I LOVE ULYSSES, and I really want that t-shirt. Eek!

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Annie said...

You look super comfy...love it!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Susan Borland said...

you look so cute! I love the casual thing :)
I need to check out these shirts, love them!

Abra-se. Entenda-se. said...

I am reading this book now and it seems that reading aloud is a great experience.

You look gorgeous as usual, Tania!

Larysse
xoxo

Teodora said...

I love the red jeans on you. I just tried a pair at Target this weekend and it did not work that well, but you look beautiful.

I have never read the book but will definitely put it on my "read list". Thanks for sharing.

Teodora
teodoraslookbook.com

BiblioMOMia said...

We get together to read sections every Bloomsday--you can come this year!

Allie said...

Oh, WONDERFUL! I wrote a thesis on Ulysses but have never seen this shirt until now. Definitely ordering it right away!

Penny Pincher Fashion said...

Very cute - kind of in love with those shoes!

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scarletbegoniia said...

Did you see this today? http://allthishappiness.blogspot.com/2011/11/wearing-book-ulysses.html
Another post sartorially honoring Ulysses. Gorgeous, wonderful, and well-written as always, Tania!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thanks for the heads up--i just zoomed over there to see; i love the black and blue outfit based on the cover (though she should really read the book!).

dotty said...

two AWESOME things here: 1. that you're wearing a james joyce-themed tee 2. the graphics of aforementioned tee are amazing.

oh, and red pants are ALWAYS good too!

dash dot dotty

Rebecca said...

I am excited that Out of Print has a Wizard of Oz sweatshirt now.

Elaine said...

Still love those pants on you. And those shoes! So awesome.

Emily said...

For some reason the image isn't appearing on my screen-- just the title and description. I thought this was some sort of statement on the ineluctable modality of the visible, but then I read the comments and discovered that everyone else can see you. Or at least they say they can. Is this The Emperor's New Clothes, nerd style? Am I not nerdy enough? I'm feeling pangs of insecurity... am I the only one who can't see it, or the only one brave enough to admit that THERE IS NO TANIA HERE??

Emily said...

I tried another browser! I still can't see it! THERE IS NO TANIA!

From Suns To Moons said...

I've never read Ulysses BUT I did very much enjoy Dubliners and would always trust the literary tastes of a fellow Lolita aficionado. I'll be hitting the library as soon as I finish Blue Nights (did you read/like it?).

Haley Rogers said...

love the blog. You look so chic and comfortable with your red pants I love it.
xoxo Haley
outingsandoxfords.blogspot.com

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

emily--eeps, i'm sorry! how about now? changed the photo settings. i don't know what's causing it!

Emily said...

Yayyy!! There is a Tania! Thanks so much! I feel so special that you changed it just for me... is everyone else unable to see it now? If so, I feel REALLY special.
-Emily Who Asks Questions About What Virginia Woolf Would Wear (henceforth Emily WAQAWVWWW)

Emily said...

P.S. At the Rosenbach Museum here in Philly, where they have a manuscript of Ulysses, they do an all-day reading on Bloomsday. The mayor always participates, as well as other local notables and miscellaneous Joyce fans. You should come next year, and wear your t-shirt! http://www.rosenbach.org/bloomsday
-Emily WAQAWVWWW

The Jones said...

Completely and totally in love with Out of Print...they have the greatest shirts, I've got a huge wish list! Love the relaxed, urban look you've got going on here. Coloured denim is so cute!

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

SIENA.STYLE said...

love your pants!!
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Terri said...

I've still never read it, but I've heard good things. Congrats on finishing your chapter!
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adecolife said...

Love the loafers!

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Kultur und Stil said...

great book - and a great shirt! xxx Anita

Meagan P. said...

ran across this gem from Don Delillo today after seeing your Ulysses outfit & thought you might agree:

"it was through Joyce that I learned to see something in language that carried a radiance, something that made me feel the beauty and fervor of words, the sense that a word has a life and a history."

love that "beauty and fervor of words"...

It's from an interview in the Paris Review http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1887/the-art-of-fiction-no-135-don-delillo

Kate W said...

This is adorable.

I also found it really funny that the post right about this one on my google reader is also a fashion blogger who is wearing Ulysses: http://allthishappiness.blogspot.com/2011/11/wearing-book-ulysses.html

kater said...

Oh hey, great minds! Haha! I know, I should read it! I've meant to, in a way, but I always feel guilty for the past year or so reading things that aren't to do with my thesis. I read The Dead about every six months, but Joyce isn't my area of study so I always feel a bit out of my element!

I also want your shirt a lot (but, again, I feel like I shouldn't have a shirt of a book I haven't read!) and I've been pining after red pants for ages, so I am so jealous!

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