marilyn monroe, a fan of somerset maugham and james joyce

That Marilyn Monroe had an abiding interest in writers, writing, and literature is made plain by more than her telegram to Maugham. There is also the famous photograph, taken on Long Island, of her reading James Joyce’s Ulysses—she appears to be at the very end, which is the Molly Bloom soliloquy: the world’s leading sex symbol reading English literature’s sexiest passage.

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2 thoughts on “marilyn monroe, a fan of somerset maugham and james joyce

  1. Good for Marilyn!! Not such a dumb blond after all.

  2. Indeed. Maybe her marriage to Arthur Miller had to do with her literary taste.

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