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Joyce's Ulysses: Episodes 13-18 #FebBloom

Melissa over at Avid Reader’s Musings
is hosting a read-along of James Joyce’s Ulysses this month, and I promised to post my reading guides/reactions for anyone who might want another perspective on this difficult read. 4,407 more words

James Joyce

Wednesday Miscellany: Virile modernists, "quotation marks," and a masterpiece on the way

An ad for The Egoist in The Little Review: “Obviously a journal of interest to virile readers only.”  In that case, I want my $1.60 back. 164 more words



Araby is a short story by modernist writer James Joyce (1882 to 1941) which was published in 1914. As with many stories by Joyce and other modernist writers, ‘Araby’ employs a close first-person narrator describing the world as it appeals to his senses, and leaves the reader with only a suggested, rather than outright, moral resolution. 1,155 more words

Perverted Poldy (Leopold Bloom)

Published in 1922, James Joyce’s Ulysses proved to be controversial for its obscene language and scenes. In the chapter “Nausicaa“, Leopold Bloom is on the Sandymount Strand in the late afternoon, observing three young women, one of who is Gerty MacDowell. 673 more words

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Reader Response: Ulysses

I look forward to doing a book review for Ulysses next, but a Reader Response based on my margin notes felt more appropriate given the nature of  808 more words

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