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ULYSSES BY JAMES JOYCE

James Joyce was going to give us back our precious English language one day, but he died, unfortunately, and so his reputation as an obscurist, overtly difficult, almost humanity hating , writer was cemented. 282 more words

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THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE explores entire lives in a single day

  

The Sixteenth of June

By Maya Lang

Scribner Books

June 3, 2014

$25.00, 256 pages

Maya Lang’s debut novel, The Sixteenth of June, is a closely observed examination of a family struggling to hold themselves together in the face of mounting pressure on the members to spin off in several directions. 1,137 more words

Book Reviews

Happy Bloomsday

Today in 1904 Dublin, James Joyce and Nora Barnacle went on their first date. Joyce celebrated the occasion with an iconic novel that everyone has heard of, and most people haven’t read. 124 more words

Literature

Happy Bloomsday: The Lessons I Learned From James Joyce

I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use — silence, exile, and cunning…

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Culture

It's Bloomsday!

It’s Bloomsday! For those not in the know, Bloomsday is a celebration of Leopold Bloom, the protagonist in the James Joyce novel Ulysses. Bloom’s famous escapades span the time over many hours of the date of June 16, 1904, making this the 110th anniversary! 244 more words

Ireland

Why James Joyce's 'Ulysses' Is 'The Most Dangerous Book'

We read biographies in order to find out about extraordinary lives in extraordinary times, and they all follow the same formula at their heart: birth, life, and then death. 495 more words

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