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Dubliners by James Joyce: An Encounter

My voice had an accent of forced bravery in it and I was ashamed of my paltry stratagem. I had to call the name again before Mahony saw me and hallooed in answer.

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Literature

Dubliners by James Joyce: The Sisters

He had often said to me: I am not long for this world, and I had thought his words idle. Now I knew they were true.

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Literature

Jonathan Franzen, Literary Piñata

Looking at the Thing

I guess I was one of the last English majors to be trained to look at literature through the supposedly un-tinted lens of what used to be called New Criticism. 1,310 more words

Non-fiction

For Love of an Author: The Value of Being a Completist

I finished reading Jane Austen’s major works (and unfinished novels) in ninth grade, with Mansfield Park, and thereby officially became a completist, although I later read more of her juvenilia and claimed that title more firmly.  1,038 more words

Books

"The Sisters" -- James Joyce

“The Sisters”

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James Joyce

THERE was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke. Night after night I had passed the house (it was vacation time) and studied the lighted square of window: and night after night I had found it lighted in the same way, faintly and evenly. 3,096 more words

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The Ecology of Finnegans Wake

“A remarkable work in three areas: the field of ecocriticism, to which it contributes a huge amount of historical and bibliographic information; the practice of genetic criticism in Joyce studies; and the exploration of ecological interests, themes, allusions, arguments, and manifestations in Finnegans Wake.”–Margot Norris, editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Joyce’s Dubliners… 210 more words

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