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Dinner with Falstaff

...classic' writer, really -- finding the right approach. For instance, I still haven't happened upon one for James Joyce." -- Geoff Kirsch
Five good reads: Jeff Brady

...develop a sense of the place you are visiting. My spring began with a trip to Ireland, where I took along a classic, James Joyce's short story collection about Dublin town. There is no better literary map in the world. My daughter and I then...
A beautiful essay

...Living & Growing column on "Relationships with our Beloved Dead." Her beautiful essay reminded me of the conclusion of James Joyce's famous short story, "The Dead," where Joyce's protagonist, Gabriel Conroy, suffers through a Christmas party...

...paintings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and one of its songs, "Riverrun," takes its title from the first word of James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake. Sometimes Arcuragi's throaty vocals and impassioned strumming can be rough going, but for...
My Turn: A conscience of a conservative

...and setting it on fire. Not quite Gandhi. Mr. Campbell also cites a stream of famous names with the coherence of a James Joyce novel and just as little significance. He then reveals his real issue. He is anti-war and anti-Bush. Mr. Rodgers...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...society. The primitive cosmopolitans among us invariably say: Relax. Chaucer's Wife of Bath, the Impressionists and James Joyce's "Ulysses" have been considered scandalous. As the Supreme Court has said, "One man's vulgarity is another...
This Day in History

...Emile Zola's famous defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, "J'accuse," was published in Paris. In 1941, novelist James Joyce died in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1993, American and allied warplanes raided southern Iraq. Marine Pfc. Domingo Arroyo...
Season 31

...numerous disasters, some of them apocalyptic and Biblical in scope. In writing the play, Wilder was influenced by James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake," so much so that some critics charged him with plagiarism, an accusation he successfully rebutted...
This Day in History

...public streetcar service began in New York City. The fare: 12 ½ cents. In 1933, a judge in New York ruled the James Joyce book "Ulysses" was not obscene and could therefore be published in the United States. In 1942, President Roosevelt...
This Day in History

...S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling striking down the government's attempt to ban the controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses." In 1959, the United States launched Explorer 6, which sent back a picture of the Earth. In 1974...


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