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Bloggiversary and anniversary

Two anniversaries today. In ascending order of importance—my blog has turned two years old. I started it in August 2012 before I launched into the book publishing lark. 298 more words


“chemists rarely move.” This One May Leave Forever...

Sweny’s Chemist: probably one the coolest places to visit while retracing Bloom’s footsteps in and around Dublin’s city center. Carine and I went to see Sweny’s right after the “Lestrygonians” walking tour and it was a pleasure to see the site and meet the man behind the counter, Mr. 405 more words

On Reading James Joyce

I should have titled this post “On Reading Early James Joyce” because it only concerns Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man… 778 more words


"James Joyce" -- James Huneker

“James Joyce,” a chapter from James Huneker’s collection of criticism, Unicorns (1917).

Who is James Joyce? is a question that was answered by John Quinn, who told us that the new writer was from Dublin and at present residing in Switzerland; that he is not in good health—his eyes trouble him—and that he was once a student in theology, but soon gave up the idea of becoming a priest. 1,789 more words


A Biblical Allusion In "Ivy Day In The Committee Room"

Number One: “’Is that you, Hynes?’ asked Mr. O’Connor.”

Number Two: “Then a bustling little man with a snuffling nose and very cold ears pushed in the door.” 116 more words


The Femininity of James Joyce’s “Eveline” As a Catalyst for Misinterpretation in Literary Analysis

From Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to Dubliners, there is a distinctive male perspective and imperative themes like boyhood and masculinity in the work of James Joyce. 1,530 more words

20th Century Literature

Clay, by James Joyce

I know today isn’t All Hallow’s Eve, a.k.a. Halloween, when tonight’s story from James Joyce’s Dubliners takes place, but with temperatures like the ones we’ve been experiencing in Berlin the last few weeks, I’m tempted to podcast a whole series of unseasonable stories just to keep cool. 24 more words