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Robert Kerbeck, founder of the Malibu Writers Circle, is pictured on the set for “Connected,” a film based on a short story he wrote. Chris Willard/
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
12:02 am PST January 11, 2017

“Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives,” James Joyce once wrote.

Like many, if not most, of Joyce’s statements, as well as his works, the remark was a double entendre. 

He referred to how frustrating it was at the time for an Irish author to get published in Britain.

However, he also alluded to how frustrating it was to write so as to clearly communicate.

The angst. 

The loneliness.