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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

Reading

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

Photography

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

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

Recommended Reading

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

Music

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

Poetry