Tag Archives | James Joyce

“Glory be the day, Mr Yeats!”

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As the man said…  It’s tradition! Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund nuttiness. Enjoy!

“Drowning in the last hours of the day…”

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Somewhat belatedly, here’s the annual excellent Bloomsday video.  It’s tradition!  Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund nuttiness. Enjoy!

“Christmas for intolerable Joyceans everywhere”

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It’s that Day again!  [Again!? - Ed].  You can spend the day listening to Radio 4.  Or you can watch this excellent video again.  It’s tradition!  Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund nuttiness.

“This coming 16 June, Radio 4 will be a wall-to-wall Joycefest…”

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As The Observer’s Alex Clark notes This coming 16 June, Radio 4 will be a wall-to-wall Joycefest, kicking off at 9am and running until midnight: a new, five-and-a-half hour dramatisation of Ulysses, narrated by Stephen Rea and starring Henry Goodman, Niamh Cusack and Andrew Scott, will be punctuated by broadcasts by Mark Lawson in Dublin more…

“I loathe Ireland and the Irish.”

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In the Irish Times, Brian Cosgrove takes up temporary residence in An Irishman’s Diary in the hope that, with the lifting of European copyright restrictions on James Joyce’s major works, a greater familiarity with Joyce’s “sometimes ruthless realism” may change the nature of the “annual Edwardian charade” that is Bloomsday.  From the Irish Times The devastating cultural effects more…

An answer to Ruarai’s question on Christopher Hitchens?

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There’s been a number of gems in the after flow of the gush that followed the death of Christopher Hitchens… not least this ascerbic ‘complement’ from his former comrade in arms at The Nation, Katha Pollett… But the gem of gems so far has to be this erudite and subtle take on Hitchens’ late discovery more…

Has this guy crossed Dublin without passing a pub?

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Courtesy of Alex, this guy thinks he’s cracked joyce’s ancient puzzle, with computer aided technology… He’s looking for people to falsify it, so get weaving!! Update: The Guardian seems to think Rory has proved his point…

“It’s Bloomsday, or Christmas for intolerable Joyceans everywhere”

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Crooked Timber’s Kieran Healy performs “the sacred Bloomsday ritual of genuflecting solemnly before the Poster of Great Irish Writers.”  In the Irish Times, Joycean scholar Terence Killeen asks whether the lifting of copyright protection will apply to all categories of Joyce works.  And here’s that excellent video again.  It’s tradition!  Those of a sensitive disposition more…

“on the June 16th in the year of Our Lord 1904…”

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It’s Bloomsday!  And not just in Dublin, Ireland, as Frank McNally points out.  The Irish Times archive is now locked up, but the digested read I posted last year is still available.  And this is still an excellent video.  Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund more…