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A man of genius makes no mistakes

“—Bosh! Stephen said rudely. A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”

— James Joyce, Ulysses


In defence of horror

A stimulating essay by Darryl Jones on the literary tradition of horror, which is not confined to the Gothic mode but appears in Greek tragedy. Shakespeare, and even James Joyce.


Haiku, The Dead


“One of writing’s most – powerful performances – of fiction brilliance”

lay down his wife for his friend

“Greater love than this, he said, no man hath that a man lay down his wife for his friend.”

— James Joyce, Ulysses


Humboldt: The Annotated Edition Soundcloud file

While doing readings, I always enjoy giving an example of how Humboldt: The Annotated Edition works. In addition to the two annotations mentioned in the audio file, here are a couple of other quick things that appear within this particular passage: 190 more words