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Days of the Weak

Seven days without kindness makes one weak, and those weeks make me think about drafting a petition to change the days to James Joyce’s perhaps far more accurate naming of the days in Finnegans Wake, that is, to the following: Moanday, Tearsday, Wailsday, Thumpsday, Frightday, and Shatterday; but I don’t want to use his proposed stand-in for Sunday: “the fear of the Law.” Any ideas?

John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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