The first short story that is featured in Dubliners is called The Sisters and it deals with a boy’s superficial attempts to cope with the death of a priest, who had been a teacher and friend to him. 217 more words
Tauchnitz loved issuing celebratory volumes and had plenty of occasions to do so. The 500th volume of the series in 1860, the 1000th volume in 1869 and the 2000th in 1881 were all marked by specially commissioned volumes and by specially bound presentation copies to be offered to authors, friends and business contacts. 693 more words
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How beautiful and sad that was! How beautiful the words were when they said BURY ME IN THE OLD CHURCHYARD! A tremor passed over his body.
It’s funny, when I think about James Joyce now I wonder how much of his art is judged by what he said vs. how he said it, the fact he freed others to rethink writing: or that his book went to the Supreme Court and was banned because of a passage describing a woman’s feelings about sex, how those who ban books don’t create or free anyone, they just prop up old ideas of how to govern and subjugate, how to limit us. 226 more words