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    A short story about killing

    A short story about killing

    I decided to kill. Perhaps it is better say I have always known that. When I was a little boy I always wanted to kill my teacher of music. I…

    Isaac Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

    Isaac Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

    A Witty, Erudite Atheist’s Guide to the World’s Most Famous Book Everyone should read the Bible, and—I’d argue—should read it with a sharply critical eye and the guidance of reputable…

    Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses

    Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses

    Last year, fans of modernist Irish literature and impressionist art saw a must-own volume go under the hammer at Bonhams. “In 1935 the French artist, Henri Matisse, was commissioned to illustrate…

    An introduction to Ulysses

    An introduction to Ulysses

    Since its publication in 1922, readers have been daunted, dazzled and puzzled by Ulysses. Katherine Mullin introduces James Joyce’s novel, exploring both its commitment to modernist experimentation and to the…

    Carl Jung Writes a Review of Joyce’s Ulysses and Mails It To The Author (1932)

    Carl Jung Writes a Review of Joyce’s Ulysses and Mails It To The Author (1932)

    Feelings about James Joyce’s Ulysses tend to fall roughly into one of two camps: the religiously reverent or the exasperated/bored/overwhelmed. As popular examples of the former, we have the many…

    When James Joyce & Marcel Proust Met in 1922, and Totally Bored Each Other

    When James Joyce & Marcel Proust Met in 1922, and Totally Bored Each Other

    When we invoke the names of famous artists of the past, we refer to their most hallowed work—Orson Welles simultaneously means Citizen Kane, for example, or War of the Worlds,…

    “A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man” – James Joyce

    “A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man” – James Joyce

    The modernist classic, perhaps the greatest English-language Bildungsroman, turns 100 on December 29, 2016. To celebrate, we look at what makes the novel so special: its fierce defense of individualism…

    The Joyce Girl

    The Joyce Girl

    Lucia Joyce was the daughter of James Joyce – ill-fated indeed to live in the shadow of such genius. Beloved yet unseen, in the manner of so many women, her…

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