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The Lass of Aughrim

Went running off to look at The North Circular Road and ponder on Bloom’s idea of a tramline from the Cattle Market to the Quays when I came to the junction at Aughrim Street and thought of this passage from The Dead….and couldn’t resist running down it and discovering it. 214 more words

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Head and Heart, Mr. Duffy and Martin Luther King

On Tuesday evening, I watched the first programme of academic and physicist Brian Cox’s new series, Human Universe charting his take on human evolution from hunter gatherer to space exploration. 366 more words


Gazing up into the darkness

Last night I finished reading the “Dubliners”.It Was my first introduction to the famous James Joyce.  I had heard about his famous novel “Ulysses” so many times before, but then I decided to start with his short stories to become familiar with his style before tackling the long novel. 187 more words

James Joyce, Irvine Welsh and 20th Century Masculinity

James Joyce’s Dubliners and Irvine Welsh’s The Acid House, two short story collections bookending the twentieth century, share one key characteristic: the majority of their main characters are men living on the periphery of the cities of Dublin and Edinburgh, and as a result, issues of changing male identities in an urban context are explored at length by each writer. 1,432 more words


Dubliners Delivers

Wine, pizza, beers, blondies, and classic prose — what a delightful combo for a chilly evening! On the agenda for my craft-of-writing group: Dubliners by James Joyce — a collection of scintillating stories by a stylist with a sharp eye and a stiletto pen. 372 more words

Fan Friday: James Joyce

James Joyce is probably one of my favorite writers. I intend to reread and review his work in the future. I was introduced to his collection of short stories (DUBLINERS) in high school and immediately fell in love. 1,940 more words