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Katherine Mansfield on 'Ulysses'

A little early (or late!), but the 16th of June sees the celebration of ‘Bloomsday’, the day depicted in James Joyce’s 1922 novel Ulysses. But Katherine Mansfield’s review of the novel was not particularly positive: … 65 more words


new reading (anti-)goals

So it’s pretty much halfway through January now, but I’m going to do this post anyway. Besides, they’re not necessarily 2019-specific anyway, so what does it matter? 620 more words


Agenbite of Inwit

—He can’t wear them, Buck Mulligan told his face in the mirror. Etiquette is etiquette. He kills his mother but he can’t wear grey trousers.

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James Joyce

Knausgaard: 'My Struggle 6, The End'

Reviewing an earlier volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, Australian novelist Richard Flanagan wondered if the proposed six-volume project of autobiographical writing by the Norwegian author might mark the moment when twenty-first century literature begins. 1,120 more words

The Dead

‘Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, further westwards, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. 72 more words
Warrior Poet

Frost, Ibsen, and Joyce on Feminine Strength within Patriarchal Systems

An analysis of common themes in “Home Burial,” A Doll’s House, and “Eveline,” and the reason for their contradictory endings.


prevalent theme in the late 19th century through the early 20th century is the concept of oppressive marriages within a patriarchal society.  2,167 more words