(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!”

(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”

(JJ) The Joycean Pilgrimages of the Semi-official Luggage Tag of the JamesJoyceReadingCircle

Spot your luggage using only one eye in Cyclopean style. Mark yourself to other Calypso Cognoscenti while waiting to be scanned and probed by Customs. Make a Hie-Class Entrance into Aeroports Aeverywhere with the tag that announces your determination to exercise Comfort in Travel.   Send an email with your address including postal code toContinue reading “(JJ) The Joycean Pilgrimages of the Semi-official Luggage Tag of the JamesJoyceReadingCircle”

(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 XXXIV (p.12, ll. 7-12).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: …little runs suddenly broken, little timid cries: it is crying for its mamma, the portly hen. An Original Haiku: Nora wrongly called/ “Refrigerator Mother”/ Sad, remote, withdrawn/ about Canto XXXIV: In a scene that may be real or imagined, an agitated Amalia dressed in a robe but in Joyce’s presence seeksContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XXXIV (p.12, ll. 7-12).”