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Calypso's Grotto

Don’t I recall, from the late nineteen sixties, a brand of multi-coloured cigarettes called Calypso? You could buy singles of them at the local barber, as long as you were under age….. 729 more words

A lesson we can learn from James Joyce

Earlier today, I finished reading James Joyce’s autobiographic novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and a spectrum of thoughts ran through my mind. 516 more words

Liberty

Margaret Anderson

Anne and I toured Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building today and came across room number 917, the first home of The Little Review, from 1914 until 1917. 124 more words

melonsmellonous osculation

“He kissed the plump mellow yellow smellow melons of her rump, on each plump melonous hemisphere, in their mellow yellow furrow, with obscure prolonged provocative melonsmellonous osculation.”

— James Joyce, Ulysses

Literature

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Some links and excerpts related to some of the literature discussed and/or performed during this Dublin Literary Pub Crawl 1,624 more words
Ireland

The anti-bucket list

I’ve gradually learned to weary of bucket lists so I have decided to list the things I will not do, or places that I won’t visit, before I die. 632 more words

Bungee

A Portrait of the Cosmopolitan

In a tense moment with the Irish nationalist student, Davin, Stephen Dedalus tellingly declares, “This race and this country and this life produce me…I shall express myself as I am” (178). 617 more words

Modernism