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Biography of John Stanislaus Joyce by John Wyse Jackson and Peter Costello

I have just finished the biography of the father of James Joyce.  The two authors, Jackson and Costello, were very thorough!  John Stanislaus Joyce was born on July 4th 1849 and died at the age of 82.  He fathered a … Continue reading

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“Araby” by James Joyce

In “Araby,” another of the short stories of Dubliners, the narrator is again a young boy who lives with his aunt and uncle.  The boy has become attracted to a neighborhood girl, the “big sister” of one of his friends.

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“The Boarding House” by James Joyce

This is another story in the Dubliners collection.  James Joyce wrote about the people of Dublin–not the down and outers like those in Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, but, a step up, about people making their livings, barely—with scanty occupations and little visible … Continue reading

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“The Sisters” by James Joyce

This is the first of fifteen short stories in James Joyce’s collection Dubliners.  (It’s not “The” Dubliners,  just Dubliners.) The first line:  “There was no hope for him this time: it was his third stroke.” That’s Joyce for you—-off and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

Bulletin to book clubs!  Read something else! This book was not a hit with the group at book club meeting last night. Oh, we might have had a longer discussion about it if anyone had read it—or read past the … Continue reading

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