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Excerpt from “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce ~~Confession~~

The slide was shot to suddenly. The penitent came out. He was next. He stood up in terror and walked blindly into the box.
At last it had come. 753 more words


Predicting Joyce's "Calypso"

Mr. Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls.

So begins the fourth chapter of Ulysses. “Calypso” is one of the more straightforward episodes of the novel, but here we’ll look at the way the opening line maintains its own ambiguity throughout the chapter’s opening pages. 1,599 more words


6 Reading Guides for James Joyce's Ulysses

*To hear a discussion of some Ulysses reading guides, check out my interview with Tom O’Leary here.

I love Ulysses, but it can be a beast to get through. 1,277 more words

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Staring into the Abyss (or Just a Simple Lacuna)

Feeling the need yesterday evening for some John Banville, I went to the shelf where I knew a couple of as-yet unread volumes of his were hanging out. 324 more words

Puzzle Wit

A bright light in the Texas sky over Walmart. Also, spoke that guy in German. Joyce filled Ulysses with enough symbols and metaphors to keep readers busy for years and criticized critics who criticized him for his lack of prudence and restraint for being puzzle wits. 193 more words


Second Sweny's Visit

1 November, 2018

Sweny’s Round Two

It’s only been a few months, but I’ve already started to think in day/month/year format. This makes it especially confusing when filling out important government forms (i.e. 426 more words


Ep. 2 - Ulysses & the Odyssey: Telemachus!

Dermot and Kelly discuss the connections between Ulysses and The Odyssey. We take on the Gilbert schema, how to market a book like Ulysses… 177 more words

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