Tag Archives: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

“I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me–yet I sometimes long for it.” — Lord Byron

— And who is the best poet, Heron? asked Boland. — Lord Tennyson, of course, answered Heron. — O, yes, Lord Tennyson, said Nash. We have all his poetry at home in a book. At this Stephen forgot the silent … Continue reading

Posted in Books, James Joyce, On This Day, writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

“Something is gone and that’s why you write.” — Irish poet Eamon Grennan

“I have a double sense of things, but I tend to write about what’s under my nose. I write about here when I’m here and when I go back to Ireland I write about what’s there. I regard myself not … Continue reading

Posted in Books, James Joyce, On This Day, writers | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

“Tennyson’s rank is too well fixed and we love him too much.” — Oscar Wilde

“He was not only a minor Virgil, he is also with Virgil as Dante saw him, a Virgil among the Shades, the saddest of all English poets.” – T.S. Eliot It’s Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s birthday, born on August 6, 1809. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, James Joyce, On This Day, writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

Posted in Books, James Joyce | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 103 Comments

Today in history: February 2 (1882, and 1922)

Two things happened on today in history: February 2, 1882: James Joyce was born in Rathgar. February 2, 1922: Joyce’s Ulysses was published by Shakespeare & Co. James Joyce had already written a collection of short stories (Dubliners – excerpt … Continue reading

Posted in James Joyce, On This Day | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Happy Birthday, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man had been serialized by Ezra Pound in The Egoist – in 1914, 15 (speaking of Ezra Pound) – but yesterday was the day it was published as a whole, in 1916. … Continue reading

Posted in James Joyce, On This Day | Tagged , | 9 Comments

“O tell me all about Anna Livia!

I want to hear all about Anna Livia. Well, you know Anna Livia? Yes, of course, we all know Anna Livia. Tell me all. Tell me now. You’ll die when you hear.” — Finnegans Wake, James Joyce A wonderful post … Continue reading

Posted in Books, James Joyce | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Perceptions of Portrait

I loved this 1958 essay by John Kelleher about James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man. It is a book I have read probably 4 times, all the way through, and I feel that I am … Continue reading

Posted in Books, James Joyce | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Will Ferrell: “James Joyce spent a lot of his life living outside of Ireland. I too have spent a lot of time living outside of Ireland.”

Congrats to Will Ferrell – latest recipient of the James Joyce award. Now, honestly, you have to read the article – check out the OUTFIT he wore to accept the award. I’m howling!! And his comments on Joyce (“As I … Continue reading

Posted in James Joyce | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Books: “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” (James Joyce)

Next book on my adult fiction shelves: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – by James Joyce. Now I’ll excerpt from Chapter 5 – the last chapter. Stephen is at university now. His family is poverty-struck and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, James Joyce | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment