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THE XENA SCROLLS: An Opinionated Episode Guide (219 & 220)

Welcome to another Xena Thursday! Today, we’re continuing our chronological coverage of every single episode of Xena: Warrior Princess — both the episodes that I have previously highlighted AND the episodes I’ve yet to feature. 2,094 more words


On the Books: UK poll names 'Mockingbird' most influential book by a woman

A U.K. survey selected Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird as the book written by a woman that “most impacted, shaped or changed readers’ lives.” Shami Chakrabarti, chair of the 2015 judging panel of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, which organized the survey, named the book as her top choice as well.  370 more words


Adam Buenosayres: The Translation which Nobody Noticed

Today I opened my heavily annotated edition of Leopoldo Marechal’s great modernist epic Adán Buenosayres with a view to finally reading it and possibly writing a review later on just to find out later that this novel had recently been translated into English as… 185 more words

James Joyce

Walking Tour of Joyce's Trieste With John McCourt

Joyce is everywhere in Trieste: a statue of him stands on a bridge overlooking the Canale Grande, just before the statue is the Passagio Joyce (Ponte Curto), tiny plaques are placed all over significant buildings that played a role in Joyce and Nora’s life, and there is even a hotel named after the author. 594 more words


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


A Rise in Society: Cranbury Park on Bloomsday

Posted on the occasion of today’s New Moon, 26th July 2014

On Sunday 16th June 2013 I had a rare chance to wander around Cranbury Park, open to the public for just one day in the year as part of the National Garden Scheme (it wasn’t open this year because of storm damage). 856 more words

A Virtual Reality Experience of James Joyce's Ulysses

A cool idea that’s currently trying to raise money on FundIt….

“Ulysses is great, well at least that’s what we’re told. Like me, I’m guessing that most readers are put off by Stephen Dedalus’s almost impenetrable stream of consciousness in the first three chapters. 69 more words