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Thoughts Dubliners Dover Thrift Editions

So there you go, you have a choice of ferries across the channel, but I’d say forget Calais, look at ferries from dover to Dunkerque by Norfolkline. 315 more words


I prepared for my holiday in Dublin a few weeks ago by re-reading James Joyce’s Dubliners. I had read it first when I was only about seventeen and remember being less engaged by it than I thought I should be. 885 more words


Dubliners, the city and its people

The Dubliners brings life to the Dublin city and its people. Joyce’s love for Dublin is obvious in his book, as well as his homesickness. He treats Dublin as a character all of its own, some people even argue that the city is the main character in the book. 597 more words


I Am A Boring Blogger. And What Do You Mean, "Yes, We Can See That"?

Today’s writing prompt has been given to me by blogs I can’t tag because I am new to this and please give me a break.  656 more words

Thoughts on James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man or ‘Revenge of the Cringe-Inducing Marginalia’ Part 2

In the previous post I confessed to having a first-year-of-undergraduate-itis when it came to annotating books that I was reading, taking up space in margins that should probably be reserved for my future self who (hopefully) knows a thing or two more about a thing or two than I do. 715 more words

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A Painful Case

Almost precisely in the center of James Joyce’s Dubliners, lies the story “A Painful Case”. The story centers around a character named Mr. Duffy which I can say with confidence is code for Friedrich Nietzsche. 153 more words

Dubliners: Benjamin & Mallarmé + Enjoy the Silence for The Boys

Of the myriad thematic trajectories that run through the course of Dubliners, one is of language and the building of its vibrancy. The reader can contrast the difference in tone from the grey “paralysis” and “beady black eyes” of “The Sisters” to the description of the feast in all its regalia and “the terracotta and salmonpink panels of her skirt” in “The Dead”. 674 more words