(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).”

(D) about “Clay,” October 31, Samhain When the Dead Roam the Earth

Dublin by Lamplight competed against the Catholic-run Magdelena laundries for business and a workforce. This laundry advantaged its prosperous neighbors and leveraged the friendship and business associations of the Protestant board members. Lamplight was perhaps also more attractive to “working girls” because it intended to convert fallen women by employing the Protestant carrot more oftenContinue reading “(D) about “Clay,” October 31, Samhain When the Dead Roam the Earth”

A Year of Dubliners (D)

What follows will be an experiment. I have long suspected that there is a calendar nesting among the fifteen stories of Dubliners. Beginning with “Clay” on November 5, I will post an essay about each story in the collection. The stories will follow the Celtic Year. Success in laying out a defensible schema is notContinue reading “A Year of Dubliners (D)”

About Giacomo Joyce (GJ)

James Joyce’s Personal Obsession Your 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 PoundContinue reading “About Giacomo Joyce (GJ)”

(U) Episode 12: “Cyclops,” ~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 One favorite among many quotes —Who made those allegations? says Alf.— I, says Joe. I’m the alligator. What’s Important? The attached WordCloud created courtesy of WordCloud.com shows the incidence ofContinue reading “(U) Episode 12: “Cyclops,” ~pp. 287-339.”

(U) Episode 13: “Nausicaa,” ~pp. 340-376.

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses. Title: Nausicaa Scene: The Rocks Time: 8 p.m. Organ: Eye, Nose Art: Painting Colour: Grey, Blue Symbol: Virgin Technic: Tumescence, detumescence One (or Two) favorite(s) among many quotes “With all the heart of her she longs to be his only, his affianced bride for riches for poor, inContinue reading “(U) Episode 13: “Nausicaa,” ~pp. 340-376.”