(GJ) Canto XVI, (p.6, ll.12-15).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Did you never walk the streets of Dublin at night sobbing another name? An Original Haiku: The word known to all,/ How could he write a LOVE song/ Without singing LOVE?? About Giacomo Joyce XVI: Joyce was ill at ease in social settings. He learned to use music to gain aContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XVI, (p.6, ll.12-15).”

(GJ) Canto XV (p.6, ll. 1-4).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: There are ghosts in the mirror ….. Candles! Candles! An Original Haiku: “Mephistopheles!/ Candles to brighten my lust”/ Virgin Oscura/ about Giacomo Joyce XV: Giacomo the Seducer huddles beneath Amalia Popper’s window. He is no Romeo or Cyrano. Sheathed against the dark, using the shadows as his blind, he hides hisContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XV (p.6, ll. 1-4).”

(GJ) Canto XIV (p.5, l. 35).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Long lewdly leering lips: dark-blooded molluscs  An Original Haiku: Her mollusk-like lips/ Like Venus’ conch from the foam/ “Lovely” scungilli?/  About Giacomo Joyce XIV: It is foolish to argue with James Joyce’s selection of a word. He sweated over prefixes, spellings, shades of interpretation, but his decision to describe his loveContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XIV (p.5, l. 35).”

(GJ) Canto XIII (p.5, l. 18).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: This heart is sore and sad. Crossed in love?  An Original Haiku: Too loved as a child/ He remained one when married/ Love-less-loving/ About Giacomo Joyce XIII: Joyce wrote with his best bent script, “the word known to all men.” Hasn’t every teen heart been “sore and sad,” believing itself “crossedContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XIII (p.5, l. 18).”

(D) about “A Painful Case,” November

https://jamesjoycereadingcircle.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2116&action=edit# “He walked along quickly through the November twilight, his stout hazel stick striking the ground regularly,….” Duffy furnishes his tidy Chapelizod dungeon with an unusual number of cold iron appurtenances. The few colors of his flat (“white bedclothes and a black and scarlet rug”) suggest sterility, moroseness, and violence. Into his window peeps aContinue reading “(D) about “A Painful Case,” November”

(GJ) Canto XII (p.5, ll. 1-10).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Unde derivatur? Mia figlia ha una grandissima ammira- zione per if suo maestro inglese.  An Original Haiku: Stroll with Papa Popper/ Gather details of the prey/ Beware, Young Scholar./ About Giacomo Joyce XI: Leopoldo Popper innocently asks in which direction Joyce walks. Senor Popper is a trusting man. He shares thatContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XII (p.5, ll. 1-10).”

(GJ) Canto XI (p. 4, ll 16-20).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Nay, nay, be not afraid! An Original Haiku: Though indicted/ Misogonistic James Joyce/ Births mighty Molly./ About Giacomo Joyce XI: Joyce’s polyamorous fantasies sprung from reading about the incestuous pharaohs, the Ottomans who bridged the West and the East, and the earliest Biblical Hebrews. The Orient influenced Ulysses’ underlying themes too, but inContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XI (p. 4, ll 16-20).”

(GJ) Canto X (p 4, ll 6-12).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: …the short skirt taut from the round knobs of the knees. A white flash: a flake, a snowflake: And when she next doth ride abroad/ May I be there to see! An Original Haiku: In Turko, Joyce “sees”/ the Invisibility/ needed to stalk her./  About Giacomo Joyce X: By the firstContinue reading “(GJ) Canto X (p 4, ll 6-12).”

(GJ) Cantos VIII-IX (p.3, ll. 8-31).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Mine eyes fail in darkness, mine eyes fail,/Mine eyes fail in darkness, love./ An Original Haiku: His mantra is forg’d/ “silence, cunning, and exile”/ of Padovan greats./ About Giacomo Joyce VIII-IX: During the 20th Century, Trieste’s flag shimmered iridescent from Austro-Hungarian to Italian, became an independent city-state’s banner, emerged Italian again.Continue reading “(GJ) Cantos VIII-IX (p.3, ll. 8-31).”

(GJ) Canto VII (p.3, ll. 1-2).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Frail gift, frail giver, frail blue-veined child. An Original Haiku: Innocent flowerDelights the infant LuciaAnd titillates James About Giacomo Joyce VII: Three in imaginary love connect through a flower Lucia gives to Amalia. Amalia accepts the advances of her teacher only at arm’s length and from a generation’s distance. Perhaps theContinue reading “(GJ) Canto VII (p.3, ll. 1-2).”