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A Journey, a Memoir: Literary Meanders

In the first week of our trip to Europe, we set a pattern that became an important feature of our holiday; visiting sites or houses connected to the greats of literature. 1,165 more words


It's Tough To Beat Ulysses

Statistically, Ulysses is a masterpiece. I outperform James Joyce’s other work, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, but he burns me with Ulysses. By statistics I mean, the Lexical Density versus the Readability index (using roughly the same word count). 75 more words


Dublin's Circular Roads - 1.

Walk around Dublin in a day.

It is often trotted out that you can walk around Dublin in a day. This derives partly from a tendency to miniaturise Ireland at every hand’s turn. 1,218 more words


Can hate turn to love? That, in a nutshell is the story of me and Ulysses, or Ulysses and I. Not that James Joyce would have cared about such pedantic grammar. 709 more words

Ode to Mistakes

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

~ James Joyce (1882 – 1941)
Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet

Failure is a Condiment of Life… 20 more words

Soul Quotes


This wasn’t on my list originally but then I happened on YouTube a clip of the beautiful song The Lass of Aughrim and it reminded me how much I love that moment in The Dead, and in the excellent Nora. 375 more words

5 books you must read before you die

Okay so this is my recommendation for the top 5 books to read before the end. I’m not saying these are my 5 favourite books, but these are books I definitely would have regretted not reading. 840 more words