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Pen-wielding pirate,
charting armchair odyssey–
Vision beyond scope.
John Biscello

Finnegans Wake

For many, Finnegans Wake, is a supreme act of literary pretension. An indulgence of a man who lived too much in his own head, and not enough for his family. 663 more words

Books I Loved

James Joyce and Hardiman face the facts

Joyce in Court: James Joyce and the Law by Adrian Hardiman

The late Honourable Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, Supreme Court Judge, had completed a rough draft of this book when he died suddenly last year. 1,289 more words

Book Reviews

Dubliners by James Joyce

I thought that I’d be able to handle Joyce. I’m a big fan of modernist texts, and as the father of them, I’d assumed that Joyce’s reputation was simply over-exaggerated. 574 more words


Smell the Lemon Soap

In Sweny’s in Dublin, they sell lemon soap, just as they did in the pages of Ulysses.

“Mr Bloom raised a cake to his nostrils.  

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Back to Dublin

Just back from a week in Dublin where Harald Beck and I checked out some Joyce-related sites, including

  • the Martello Tower at Sandymount (where we took measurements to see whether the action as described in…
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James Joyce