(FW) Finnegans Wake: Throwing Whimsy around Like Blazes pp. 88.04- 89.01

Contents Log A Key to Pagination [Page nn-] The page begun at the previous monthly session but not completed. [Page nn] A full page completed. [Page nn+] a page with one paragraph completed but the page incomplete. Sources Campbell and Robinson’s A Skeleton Key to Finnegan’s Wake Tindall’s A Reader’s Guide to Finnegans Wake CombinedContinue reading “(FW) Finnegans Wake: Throwing Whimsy around Like Blazes pp. 88.04- 89.01”

(N) Andreas Flack Invites You to His Read-Along Audio of Finnegans Wake, Gigantic and Musical, Chapter 1

The first thing people will tell you about Finnegans Wake is that you have to read it aloud. Still, it wasn’t until I heard the recording of Joyce himself that I realized that there might be some overarching melody to it. So I decided to embark upon a quest of finding it. It took overContinue reading “(N) Andreas Flack Invites You to His Read-Along Audio of Finnegans Wake, Gigantic and Musical, Chapter 1”

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

[This format  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, ChapterContinue reading “(FW) about Finnegans Wake, Book I, Chapter 4 Page 75+”

(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”

(FOC) A Review of Miss Lonelyhearts: An unlikely comparison of the writings of Nathanael West and Flannery O’Connor

It began two months ago when I watched and did research on the movie Suspicion. It is not a great movie. I would not even call it a good movie. Researching it, I discovered Nathanael West had written the screenplay, but before he delivered the script, the Hitchcock/Reviles, with help, had pieced together a script ofContinue reading “(FOC) A Review of Miss Lonelyhearts: An unlikely comparison of the writings of Nathanael West and Flannery O’Connor”

(BL) John McCourt: The Origins of Bloomsday.

My recollection (sometimes or usually faulty) is that Professor McCourt said the earliest celebrations were called Ulysses Day with the first occurring in 1924. Attempting to improve on my memory I found a claim that Joyce’s unnamed friends began annual celebrations immediately after publication. Joyce mentioned the celebration in a letter after being presented aContinue reading “(BL) John McCourt: The Origins of Bloomsday.”

(GJ) about Giacomo Joyce

Ellmann’s Edition The last task should be deciding what type of artistic creation is Giacomo Joyce. It would be helpful to begin reading with that task in mind. It might be a prose poem. It might be a diary, a confession, or an exploration of streams of consciousness. Joyce called the episodes “sketches” when Pound asked himContinue reading “(GJ) about Giacomo Joyce”

(GJ) Canto XXVIII (p.10, ll. 22-27).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: “Perhaps, an embittered idealist, he can see in the parents of his beloved only grotesque attempts on the part of nature to produce her image- Marked you that?”  An Original Haiku: Beauty colors youth Beneath hides maturity And scars of wisdom About Giacomo Joyce XXVII: “Perhaps, an embittered idealist, he canContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XXVIII (p.10, ll. 22-27).”