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I Love James Joyce

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    James Joyce and the Mullingar Connection

    It wasn't until 2000 that as a mullingar man i realised that if joyce had not lived in Mullingarfor the 4-5 weeks with his father . That his most famous book of all would never have been written. Ulysses's , stephen hero , a portrait of a young man , and finnigans wake , all...
    jackthestroller jackthestroller 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2009

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    Bloom's Day

    In the winter of 2003 I knew that I was going to have to spend about two months in Ireland researching my thesis for one of my bachelors degrees (sadly I couldn't carry it over to both and spend 4 months there). I decided then to schedule the entire thing so I could be there for...
    HistoryGuy HistoryGuy 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2008

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    Dubliners

    Next on my list is Dubliners. Only read Portrait so far. But I need someone to tell me the deeper meanings as I go along. I like to know everything, not just the story. So I'm saving it for when I have more time to delve deeper. Anyway, I love Joyce. He = one...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    Ellmann's Biography

    If you're serious about your love of Joyce, then Richard Ellmann's "James Joyce" is a must read. Originally published in 1959 by Oxford University, it was put out in a new revised and updated edition in 1982 - which I bought. Ellmann, an American, was Goldsmiths Professor of...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Vastly Important To Me

    I learned while young that one of the key ways to learn to write well is to read good writers. Joyce remains one of my short list of favourite writers, and of course he's on most people's list of great writers. So for a man of my type, reading him is both compulsory and...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Ulysses, Cover To Cover

    I once had the ultimate joy of participating in a few non-stop readings of Ulysses cover to cover on June 16th, Bloomsday in a Denver brew pub drinking stout mixed with cider. I highly recommend this to any loves of Joyce fans out there. If you can't find one, start your own...
    thykermit thykermit 46-50, M Mar 28, 2012

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    Words and Exile

    Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis. It had always sounded strangely in my ears, like the word gnomon in the Euclid and the word simony in the Catechism. But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    Why??

    Since I was in my 20's, I've picked up James Joyce and started to read. I've never made it past 30 pages. Months (or years) later - I try again. Sometimes the same book sometimes another title. Today, I googled James Joyce rooms or boards and found this group. I am not a...
    rsquared rsquared 46-50, F Apr 18, 2012

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    I Read and Really Liked Ulysses . . .

    . . . nearly 40 years after having read enough of each chapter to pass a college course.  Admittedly, "The Annotated . . ."--not available back in 1968 or so--was an immense help.   And a series of lectures about it on CD borrowed from the Salt Lake City...
    GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC 61-65, M Apr 4, 2009

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    Turned My Eyes to the Grey Gleaming River

    Sometimes the fewest words say the absolute most. The writing is beyond simple comprehension. Marevlous and full. I especially love the artists of the 30's & 40's who had attempted portraits of James Joyce only to recoil into the dark shadows of the room in utter confusion...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21, 2008

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    There Is A New James Joyce. Really! Check It Out!

    Well... My name is Ryan Hunter. I have been following this writer named Donald L. Buford. He writes for www.javelinabooks.com Javelina Books in Austin Texas. His publisher put a great back cover comment on Don's first book. 'Sex, Drugs and a rock band book #1 1970/71' He is just...
    bobobats bobobats 61-65 1 Response Aug 20, 2012

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    Third Time Around

    This is my third serious attempt to read Ulysses. I've never been able to get through the whole book. Β It's one of the pleasures I want to experience before I'm either too old or too dead.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    "Three Quarks For Muster Mark!"

    "I Love James Joyce"?  Mayhaps a bit too strong.  I'm not sure that anyone from outside the UK can ever comprehend his work well enough to love it, bejeweled as it is with bastardized spellings of Dublin street cant.  I find that on subvocalizing it...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 7 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Has anybody seen the older James Cagney in the WW 2 film 13 Rue Madeleine. Excellent film about an American going behind German lines who endures being captured and is severely...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I don't think anyone will understand my love for him.Because he's still here and I'm still there and we're still around. :p
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F Jul 6

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    Anyone else love the films or the games?
    backupmojo backupmojo 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    City for conquest has to do with a boxer who loses his love to her dancing partner. It has a real tear jerker type ending. Directing icon Elia Kazan costars in a rare acting role...
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    Jim, you ways calm me down when I need it or should I say mesmerize :p β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’›
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I love James Arthur's music. His love songs completely get to me. Especially his song Suicide because that's exactly how I fall in love. All in without precautions and in the end I...
    laurielala11 laurielala11 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    A mugshot of James "Whitey" Bulger taken after his arrest in 2011I think the world is an endlessly fascinating place and I never fail to learn something new about it from a...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    JAMES: A soft Fall rain pours A coffee shop light towards a sleepy midnight smile hoards the fate of the stars Though a million miles from Mars I see the red of ours Me and James...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F Jul 18

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    Dorothy, James, Andrea, and Elizabeth - I am a mother of four children, and I'm almost twenty years old. I've had two sets of twins. My first pair, Dorothy and James, were born...
    ILovetheOcean20 ILovetheOcean20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    James Bond is the first set of books that I completely fell in love with. I have read all of the Ian Flemming books, as well as many of the John Gardners. Most people don't ever...
    mf1718 mf1718 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Our conversation during the wedding planning... "Elle, I rather get married in court right now then having to wait 12 months to call you my wife." "You waited 6 years to pop the...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    In no particular other 1. Hold Strong - Rob Bailey 2. Suicide - James Arthur 3. All of Me -John Legend 4. Boom - David Carreira 5. Broken - Lifehouse 6. Soldier - Gavin Degraw 7...
    laurielala11 laurielala11 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I watched all of the James Bond movies movies growing up. Each actor from Roger Moore to Daniel Craig added a touch of class. Great movies!
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    James deen is defo one of my favorite **** stars! I followed him on twitter and always checks his blog whenever he updates about it when I'm free. A very unique cool **** star, I...
    ziwen ziwen 16-17, F Jul 13

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    Bond, James Bond- There have been quite a few actors who portrayed 007. Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, & Daniel Craig. Each actor tried...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If I made a CD box set for my love, I would put these songs on it: Album 1, CD 1 - Friendship - Not A Love Song by Ross Lynch Friends Forever by Thunderbugs I Am Not Alone by...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 11

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    "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn" [Intro:] Stay for tonight If you want to I can show you What my dreams are made of, as I'm dreaming of your face I've been away for a...
    TurtleKatlynn TurtleKatlynn 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    DON MCLEAN "American Pie" A long, long time ago I can still remember how That music used to make me smile And I knew if I had my chance That I could make those people dance And...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Since I discovered Aphex Twin about three years ago, I probably haven't gone a day without listening to his music. Espeically his ambient works will always have a special place in...
    belovedsilence belovedsilence 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Too many voices Too many noises Invisible wires keeping us apart. So many choices, But they're all disappointments And they only steal me away from you. Climb into our own private...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F Jul 9

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    Quincy Jones, Barry White, James Ingram, Al B Sure and El Debarge: Secret Garden!! If your in love listen to this song with your lover.
    lifesabeach4me2 lifesabeach4me2 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I heard Church bells ringing I heard A choir singing I saw my love Walk down The aisle On her finger He placed a ring Oooh, oh I saw them Holding hands She was Standing there...
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    :) I spent around 7 years on and off. Travelling and changing rented apartments and dorms. Going to beautiful cities, doing what I love - MUSIC , doing all kinds of other jobs...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want a Sunday kinda LOVE. A love to last, past Saturday night...
    jojophomma jojophomma 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    "Something In The Way She Moves"-James Taylor
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    "Carolina In My Mind"-James Taylor
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    "Copperline"-James Taylor
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    "Go Tell It On The Mountain"-James Taylor
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    "Just Once"-James Ingram
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    James Cameron's Avatar: I'm from the *uh* jar head clan.
    TheGMGMaster TheGMGMaster 13-15, M Jul 3

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    Later at 415 pm eastern we have the classic musical Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney. A top notch musical that may come across very slow the first 45 minutes but then it...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    [Erykah] Badu - Tyrone "Lets See How Ya'll Groove to this" "Alright" I'm gettin' tired of your **** You don't never buy me nothin' See Everytime you come around You got to bring...
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    "How Sweet It Is"-James Taylor
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    "Up On The Roof"-James Taylor
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I like 'I Think We're Alone Now' by Tommy James and the Shondells. It always reminds me of summer in New England and taking a walk in the woods after it rains. What's your favorite...
    Ava1one Ava1one 22-25, F Jul 7

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