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San Fran '60s

Review of San Fran ‘60s, M. W. Jacobs. Escallonia Press, 2017.

If you want an insider, Gonzo-style, journalistic account of daily life in late ‘60s Haight-Ashbury, this is your book. 624 more words

Lit Crit

A Summary and Analysis of James Joyce’s ‘Eveline’

A close reading of Joyce’s story

‘Eveline’ is one of the shortest stories that make up James Joyce’s collection Dubliners (1914), a volume that was not an initial commercial success (it sold just 379 copies in its first year of publication, and 120 of those were bought by Joyce himself). 1,018 more words


In Which James Joyce Possesses Me

Reading James Joyce has had its impact on me… Meaning his pretentiousness has crept into my writing style to the point where even my Economics long answers sound like shallow existential colloquiums. 247 more words


Thresholds Feature: 'A Light Fringe of Snow': Melancholy Reflection in The Dead

The final piece in James Joyce’s Dublibners, ‘The Dead’, has been described as one of the finest short stories ever written. Set in 1904 Dublin, the story follows Gabriel Conroy as he attends a Christmas party with his wife, Gretta. 226 more words


Sunday Book-Thought 52

The adventures related in the literature of the Wild West were remote from my nature but, at least, they opened doors of escape. I liked better some American detective stories which were traversed from time to time by unkempt fierce and beautiful girls. 316 more words



Here’s a secret dream of mine: there are few things I want more from this life than to have an entire holiday dedicated to a book I wrote… 67 more words


Aaaahhhhh……I might be having a bout of oldschool...

Aaaahhhhh……I might be having a bout of oldschool fangirlish glee.

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