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Fathers and Sons

They are sundered by a bodily shame so steadfast that the criminal annals of the world, stained with all other incests and beastialities hardly record its breach. 191 more words

Pynchon Thomas

Bona-fide travellers

When I was reading Joyce’s Dubliners, I came across the following quote:

Mr Harford sometimes formed one of a little detachment which left the city shortly after noon on Sunday with the purpose of arriving as soon as possible at some public-house on the outskirts of the city where its members duly qualified themselves as bona-fide travellers.

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Joyce, James

a style of scrupulous meanness

Dubliners, by James Joyce

Dubliners is a portrait of paralysis. In the first story it’s a literal paralysis, the last illness of a dying priest. It extends beyond him though, to a much wider moral, political and national paralysis. 2,329 more words

Modernist Fiction

Have a Pint with "The Dubliners" (James Joyce)

…I read The Dubliners for the first time when I was 19 and had just finished school. I had a few months before I’d start university, and I was going on a trip to Ireland with the YMCA. 1,247 more words


fun finds, fun formats, and a rant on comics

i’ve been reading, but this post is not going to be about that just yet. i just wanted to share some things i happened upon in the past few days. 123 more words


Do you need to be Irish to love Dubliners by James Joyce?

Dubliners by James Joyce. 1914.

I’m well aware that my post title will raise eyebrows or bring frowns on faces. I’ll explain later. I’m not going to introduce… 910 more words

20th Century

Ulysses, by James Joyce (Disordered Thoughts of an amateur #18)

 Chapter 18: Penelope

Well, here we are at the end of this brilliant book, almost a year after I made my first post about Ulysses back on June 27th 2009, and the stalwarts at… 1,673 more words

20th Century