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'A Mother' by James Joyce

A Mother by James Joyce, 1914

The magic trick:

Presenting an entirely negative story

There is no one to like in this story. Not a one. 346 more words


'A Painful Case' by James Joyce

A Painful Case by James Joyce, 1914

The magic trick:

Model efficiency of characterization

Essentially, Joyce gives us a complete life story told in some 3,592 words. 369 more words


The Ne'er Duwels at the Living Tradition in Anaheim 

    The Ne’er Duwels are four ageless lads who combine their years of musical experience and talents live and on cd in their self titled 2015 release of Irish, folk, world and Celtic rock tunes. 257 more words


    A Quick Reading Update

    Hi everyone,

    So I’m in the process of moving, which is why I haven’t had much time for blogging this past week. I have been reading though, so I thought I would just post a quick update about what I’ve been up to. 94 more words

    'Clay' by James Joyce

    Clay by James Joyce, 1914

    The magic trick:

    Complicated simplicity

    Call it complicated simplicity. Or maybe simple complications.

    Either way, there is a lot more going on here than meets the eye. 307 more words


    'Counterparts' by James Joyce

    Counterparts by James Joyce, 1914

    The magic trick:

    Manipulation of the reader’s sympathies

    Today’s story is a roller coaster, and not at all in the way that a roller coaster can be a fun experience. 353 more words


    'A Little Cloud' by James Joyce

    A Little Cloud by James Joyce, 1914

    The magic trick:

    Perfectly inhabiting a protagonist who is in a position that must be dissimilar to that of the author… 494 more words