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James Joyce's Burnt Kidney Breakfast

Another entry in our ongoing series of literary recipes to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Leopold Bloom, hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses likes kidneys for breakfast. In fact– 484 more words


the enamelled saucepan and iron kettle that Bloom saw on the range

On the right (smaller) hob a blue enamelled saucepan : on the left (larger) hob a black iron kettle.

(Ulysses 17)


Ulysses by James Joyce

I have just finished this strange and astonishing book. I tried to read it twice before but was unable to get past one of the more abstruse sections. 340 more words


Can hate turn to love? That, in a nutshell is the story of me and Ulysses, or Ulysses and I. Not that James Joyce would have cared about such pedantic grammar. 715 more words

Books I Loved

On This Day 16 June 1904 James Joyce has his first date with Nora Barnacle

Even though Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath chose to get married on this particular day, their tragic romance was not the most notable to have had its genesis on 16th June. 646 more words