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Gorgonzola Cheese Sandwich By DESMOND KON
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“Gorgonzola Cheese Sandwich” would have received stellar backcover praise were it not that so many great Joycean scholars the likes of Anthony Burgess, Ronald Symond and Hugh Kenner have... More > died, and are no longer around. This fourth outing under the JayJay Jouissance Series is a conceptualist novella by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé. The JayJay Jouissance Series is composed of several conceptualist novellas, each taking on an image from an episode in Joyce’s Ulysses for its title. This installment takes its image from “Lestrygonians”. For Jacques Lacan, “jouissance” is not mere “enjoyment”, but rather “painful pleasure”. JayJay is “the funny and lovable person in the room everyone can’t help but adore”. Its initialized form “JJ” means “Just Joking”. It is also a pseudonym for the modernist writer James Joyce. This book has its text written on texture, the visual or implied texture of one empty page after another. It is an invitation to fill in the blanks.< Less