James Joyce’s “The Dead” tactfully explores the emotional detachment of its main protagonist, Gabriel, during a Christmas dinner party in Dublin. Through multiple social encounters and an intimate scene with his wife Joyce writes the story of a character that constantly struggles to create a valid human connection. 2,191 more words
Or perhaps I should say ‘who is a character?’ These are just some straying thoughts I had whilst reading James Joyce’s Dubliners. Whilst they are far from conclusive I feel as though they have some worth and could perhaps be developed by a mind better regulated than my own. 252 more words
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
“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