(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”

(D) A Year of Dubliners

What follows is an experiment. I have long suspected that there is a calendar nesting among the fifteen stories of Dubliners. Beginning with “Clay” on October 31, I post an essay about each story in the collection. The stories follow the Celtic Year. about “Clay,” October 31 about “A Painful Case,” November about “A LittleContinue reading “(D) A Year of Dubliners”