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Dear Mr. Joyce

I’m so glad to have you to thank for dirty puddles on bare toes, for battered aran sweaters with oversized buttons like gaping brown eyes, for tea stained text, and the collective memories of the world’s proudest rosy cheeks. 15 more words

'A Painful Case' by James Joyce

A Painful case is one of the short stories in the Dubliners, and it illustrates the main themes of the novel which perplexed the readers around the time it was written. 230 more words


Me on Joyce & Wilde & At It Again

To tie in with my earlier post, here is my heartfelt speech from this evening’s launch of Romping Through Dubliners:

‘I first encountered At It Again… 909 more words

Oscar Wilde


I’ve been preparing for the new class starting this week, ‘Meet the Dubliners‘.  Written more than a hundred years ago, these are individual short stories, yet read together they provide a portrait of Dublin city in early 1900, and are sometimes thought of as a novel. 269 more words

The Short Story

January 15, 2016

First Day of School

Classes have begun.  There is Spanish to be practiced and culture to be learned.  I will be taking four consecutive Spanish courses in one semester, equivalent to two years of Spanish at my American university, so I should be more comfortable with my lingual abilities in no time. 603 more words



When I was in high school, my father, sister, and I read Joyce’s short story, “The Sisters.” I was thinking of that story again today, in this kind of chilly and drab weather that intimates how I imagine Ireland. 317 more words