All Blog Posts Tagged 'James Joyce' (5)

'A Dirty Mind,' Mr. Joyce? -- A Tale of Repression and Redemption

“A nice thing to find in one of the largest bookshops in the city. And in one of the main streets of Dublin, no less.”

Dan slammed the book on the manager’s desk.

Mr. Molloy looked at the book. “My good man, there is no way we would have that book for sale,” he said.

“It was with the Greek literature.  Any young student could have…


Added by James O'Brien on July 11, 2015 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Travel and Music Can Broaden the Mind

I read a nice article this Sunday in The New York Times Travel Section about a young man’s growing interest in military history and how it influenced his…


Added by Robert A Mosher on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

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James Joyce's 'A Painful Case' Comes to a Happy Conclusion

The Irish Cultural Society’s 2014 writing contest centered on James Joyce’s “A Painful Case” from Dubliners resulted in a happy Society which received 425 entries and a happy group of 36 high school students from Nassau County who won prizes for their…


Added by John M. Walsh on May 9, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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James Joyce: 'Does Nobody Understand?'

On 11 January 1941, James Joyce underwent surgery in Zurich for a perforated ulcer. While he at first improved, he relapsed the following day, and despite several transfusions and fell into a coma. He awoke at 2 a.m. on 13 January 1941 and asked for a nurse to call…


Added by Nollaig 2016 on January 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

'Finnegan's Wake' Takes China By Storm

I had to go down to the hospital very early today. On the way back, I was exhausted and stopped in a coffee shop. And what do you know? My whole day was transformed. Somebody had left a copy of The New York Times behind, and there staring up at me from the front page was the man himself, wee Joyce. with his head and hat cocked…


Added by john throne on April 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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