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Ulysses by James Joyce: Chapter 9

This chapter finds Stephen Dedalus at the National Library discussing his theory of Shakespeare with a famous literary critic named John Eglinton, a Quaker librarian, and some other literati named Mr. 707 more words

i did not understand

There was  a time, a couple of years ago, when I was confronted with a decision about whether to read Flannery O’Connor’s “Wise Blood”, with only about three hundred and thirty five pages, double spaced, and very easy to read, or James Joyce’s “Ulysses”, that has well over seven hundred pages of fine print, single spaced and has always been quite a nightmarishly torturous experience for both my eyes and my nerves.   486 more words


A to Z Challenge: Fictional Favorites, Day 15

O is for — Odysseus, from Homer’s The Odyssey

“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story
of that man skilled in all ways of contending,
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A To Z Challenge 2014

If I Knew Then What I Know Now..

… would I still major in Literature?  


I’ve almost completed my bachelor’s degree to the tune of a hefty sum of loan debt and now I’m stuck thinking to myself “what’s next?” Well… Rather, I’ve been asking myself… 256 more words

Ulysses by James Joyce: Chapter 8

The corresponding episode in the Odyssey for this chapter of Ulysses is when Odysseus and his men meet a tribe of Cannibals called the Laestrygonians. 545 more words

Tennyson and that dick Ulysses

Shockingly enough, this actually isn’t a post about my hots for that book with “Yes I said/ Yes I will/ Yes”.

Over break in the midst of an alcohol fueled academic frenzy, the Chemist, Viking, and I (note the Oxford comma…..) 1,311 more words

#hap2014 - 106 - O Brother Where Art Thou

Me talking a movie. To be fair, that is a bit like a pig that suddenly found the ability to speak and tries to grasp the concept of René Descartes in a heated debate with a scholar. 113 more words