Tags » James Joyce

SHORT FILM: Extract from "A Portrait of the Artist"

Later this week I’ll post the essay this piece was a companion piece to. For the moment, here is an adaptation of a segment of James Joyce’s… 186 more words


Finnegan’s Wake Chapter 8

My progress through Finnegan’s Wake is plodding along. I hope I’ll have it done by the end of the year. If not, there’s always 2018. 66 more words


Dubliners: A Review

In college, I had an Irish Literature course, so naturally, I’m over Irish Literature for the rest of eternity. However, a little book has been glaring at me on my bookshelf for the past few years and it finally tricked me into reading it in its entirety. 690 more words

1961 – Death of stage, film and television actor, Barry Fitzgerald, in Dublin.

Barry Fitzgerald was born William Joseph Shields in Walworth Road, Portobello, Dublin. He was the older brother of actor, Arthur Shields. As a child he played with the younger siblings of James Joyce who he called ‘a young man with a beard and very clever.’ He went to Skerry’s College, Dublin, before going on to work in the civil service, while also working at the Abbey Theatre. 540 more words

Irish History

‘Dubliners’ by James Joyce

My rating: 3 stars

Dubliners was my first time experiencing a book by James Joyce. It presents the reader with 15 short stories focusing on specific moments from the lives of some of Dublin’s inhabitants at the beginning of the 20th century. 421 more words


James Joyce

Ruin them. Wreck their lives. Then build them cubicles to end their days in. Hushaby. Lullaby. Die, dog. Little dog, die. — James Joyce, Ulysses. (Sylvia Beach 2 February 1922)