(N) Zoom-in for Insight into the Works of Flannery O’Connor

19 August 2022 [For the past year, we have taken advantage of Zoomed broadcasts from the Andalusia Institute at Georgia College State University in Milledgeville. The program is administered by Dr. Irene Burgess, Executive Director of the institute. Half of the programs or more are fact-laden but informal discussions led by Dr. Marshall Bruce Gentry,Continue reading “(N) Zoom-in for Insight into the Works of Flannery O’Connor”

(N) The Real Finnegan Named!: Announcing Bernadette Lowry’s Sounds of Manymirth

Bernadette Lowry’s Sounds of Manymirth focuses on the identity of the singular Finnegan among the cosmic Finnegans. Ms. Lowry finds incontrovertible evidence that Percy French (1854-1920) is Finnegan (HCE). French was famous and a celebrity in JJ’s youth and only left Dublin in 1900 when Joyce was 18. He was also a recognised literary figure. French diedContinue reading “(N) The Real Finnegan Named!: Announcing Bernadette Lowry’s Sounds of Manymirth”

(U) Ulysses, “Cyclops,” Episode 12~pp 287-339.

  Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses Title: Cyclops Scene: The Tavern Time: 5 p.m. Organ: Muscle Art: Politics Colour: (none) Symbol: Fenian Technic: Gigantism    A Few Favorite, Squinting Quotes among Many —Who made those allegations? says Alf. — I, says Joe. I’m the alligator. and —Arrah, give over your bloody codding, Joe,Continue reading “(U) Ulysses, “Cyclops,” Episode 12~pp 287-339.”

(FW) Finnegans Wake – Boaters and Sifters (September 2022) Book I, Chapter 4, Page 76+

[My speculation, unsupported by expert commentary, will always appear in brackets so that you can easily ignore it.] Boaters’ Log: The current position of the crew in navigating ALP The September reading from Finnegans Wake by BloomsdayMontreal’s cadre of Boaters and Sifters shoved off into Book I, Chapter 4 on Page 76 and concluded the lastContinue reading “(FW) Finnegans Wake – Boaters and Sifters (September 2022) Book I, Chapter 4, Page 76+”

(FW) about Finnegans Wake, Book I, Chapter 4 Page 75+

[This format may is mostly mature. An additional source, Roland McHugh’s Annotations to Finnegans Wake will be added next month when recording what I found about Page 76.]  Boaters’ Log: The current position of the crew navigating ALP The July reading from Finnegans Wake by BloomsdayMontreal’s cadre of Boaters and Sifters kicked off Book I,Continue reading “(FW) about Finnegans Wake, Book I, Chapter 4 Page 75+”

(N) “Such Friends”:  The Literary 1920s, Volume III—1922 is now available!

The blog postings about 1922, 100 years ago, continue here. But now you can skip ahead to the end of this landmark year with “Such Friends”:  The Literary 1920s, Volume III—1922 available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both print and e-book formats. Cover design by Lisa Thomson Bookended by the publication of James Joyce’s UlyssesContinue reading “(N) “Such Friends”:  The Literary 1920s, Volume III—1922 is now available!”

(U) Ulysses, “Sirens,” Episode 11~pp 252-86.

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses. Title: Sirens Scene: The Concert Room Time: 4 p.m. Organ: Ear Art: Music Colour: (none) Symbol: Barmaids Technic: Fuga per canonem Lyrical quotes among many favorites I carried wax along the line and laid it  thick on their ears. They tried me up, then, plumb amidships, back toContinue reading “(U) Ulysses, “Sirens,” Episode 11~pp 252-86.”

(FW) about Finnegans Wake Page 74 with Boaters and Sifters

Two months ago, I fell in behind the frothy monthly readings of Finnegans Wake by the Boaters and Sifters of Montréal. Now, I am an ancient fellow and will surely not survive to see this flow return to its …riverrun. I’ve read The Wake twice before. I like to think I understood fifteen percent ofContinue reading “(FW) about Finnegans Wake Page 74 with Boaters and Sifters”

(Da) Homer, Dante, Joyce: Ontology, Heroes, and Hell

Novels require protagonists who grow from this to that. The development of the novel from epic poetry also required a “becoming.’ The epic hero conforms to customs and rituals to overcome obstacles; the modern hero develops new standards of ethics and behavior. This is the essential difference between Homer’s Odysseus and Joyce’s Bloom. In theContinue reading “(Da) Homer, Dante, Joyce: Ontology, Heroes, and Hell”

(N) Good News around The Circle

In the past, we have maintained a static catalog of topical websites, reviews, etc. No matter how interesting the content, items become less compelling as they collect vintage. To give our “newsy” list more immediacy for our “literate one thousand” and more useful for those members who are writing, publishing, and producing products, today weContinue reading “(N) Good News around The Circle”