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Classic Book Review: Dubliners by James Joyce

When I took on the Back to the Classics Challenge 2016, I was very worried about the Classic Short Story Challenge. I’m not a fan of short stories in general, and, as a new person to classics, didn’t have much knowledge of classic short stories. 257 more words


The Parting Glass

When I work on DVD’s for people, I spend time going through their pictures, putting them all in order and then put them on the storyboard (software), then I listen to the music, that is usually when the order goes out of the window. 176 more words


Declan Kiberd at the Theatre of Memory Symposium

Declan Kiberd giving a rather brilliant talk on the state of Ireland, memory and its relationship to culture. Great readings of Yeats, Joyce and the revolutionary generation abound, albeit greenwashed slightly. 28 more words

James Joyce's Araby

I reread “Araby” the other day because every once in a while, I like to remind myself of the power of the stories in Dubliners… 49 more words

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Confessions of a bibliopath

The New York Times runs a feature in its book section called “By the Book,” where famous authors are asked a set of questions. The… 1,956 more words

Day 919 - #38 Learn the Sunshine Hornpipe on the fiddle

Why oh why do I put things like this on my list?!  I first heard this tune long before I started to learn the fiddle.  It’s on one of the Dubliners albums and it sounds so lovely – logical and reasonably simple.  177 more words


Pigging Out on Poetry

I’ve often wondered if some of my inability to remember specifics, or even general plots, of literary works I really love is due to the fact that I read them too quickly. 857 more words