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I Love James Joyce

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    Third Time Around

    This is my third serious attempt to read Ulysses. I've never been able to get through the whole book.  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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    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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    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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    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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    Lean Out of the Windowby James JoyceLean out of the window,Goldenhair,I hear you singingA merry air.My book was closed,I read no more,Watching the fire danceOn the floor.I have...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    James Joyce... Chamber music (extract) http://youtu.be/sAUi0a8_sBg From Once the musical... Strings in the earth and air Make music sweet; Strings by the river where The willows...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Aug 4

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    "I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    You're on your own In a world you've grown Few more years to go, Don't let the hurdle fall So be the girl you loved, Be the girl you loved - James Blake, Retrograde
    tendersoul22 tendersoul22 22-25, F Aug 5

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    I am a dreamer. And when I wake. You can't break my spirit. Its my dreams you take Goodbye my Lover- James Blunt
    HealingMyHeart HealingMyHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think it is something that almost everybody experiences at least once. You get the idea that you maybe like one of your friends more than just for a friend. Well, at least I have...
    briantjuh94 briantjuh94 18-21, M Aug 3

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    I've been kinda lonely tonight and rereading some of my old story post. A lot of them is memories of good times I've had in the past year. I was talking with a buddie and he sent...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Jameson is my best friend! Sometimes I hang out with his buddy jack but Jameson is my best friend. How many Jameson fans do I have in this group??
    Sinisternate Sinisternate 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Been a fan since I was a kid. I had some of the movies on VHS such as Aladdin, Aladdin 2, Beauty and the beast, Sleeping beauty, Monster's inc, Lion King, One hundred and one...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F Aug 8

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    I've just started really getting into the game. Luckily, I chose a great time since the newer 5th edition is approaching and people can get a taste of it with the new(er) starter...
    Frost119 Frost119 22-25, M Aug 11

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    Tomorrow Is Forever, Claudette Colbert. The Bishop's Wife, Cary Grant. The Keys Of The Kingdom, Gregory Peck. Pride Of The Marines, John Garfield. Goodbye Mr. Chips, Robert...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Aug 19

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    James Taylor - Shower the People
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    James Bond - The time lord no one saw coming.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T Aug 12

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    "Patience is not an ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting"- Joyce Meyer
    satyr1007 satyr1007 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have read that the true version of the bible is the King James Bible! I saw a video on YouTube that the niv bibles are missing 16 versus from it! Also if you want to see a great...
    nicolv32 nicolv32 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Some ppl really have to stop listening to Bieber. Don't be an idiot! The only talent he has is singing like a girl hitting puberty lol. Theirs more to life such as listening to...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 18-21, M Aug 16

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    Here we go again. Now this one might get me into trouble. Who cares. Now this hoax created by the CIA is just in. Yes, I know that there are actual beheadings that go on today...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 20

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    It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life. -Joyce Meyers
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 12 hrs ago

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    Classic Country - Young Love - Sonny James Lyrics They say for every boy and girl, There's just one love in this old world, And I, I kn-ow, I, I, I've found mine. The heavenly...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F Aug 6

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    As a Man Thinketh Quotes (by James Allen) “The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state...Men do not attract that...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    These ten (10) questions originally came from a French series, "Bouillon de Culture" hosted by Bernard Pivot. They're better known as the questions that James Lipton asks every...
    hazelarcher hazelarcher 41-45, F Aug 3

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    I love to be teased about how fat my belly is. Lol i have a weird body. Only my belly is fat! I love it that way. About 5 months ago i was at a family cookout. We have one only...
    Heartsu Heartsu 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    I went to concerts since I was 13. I've seen Chris Brown twice, Omarion, Pretty Ricky, Ne-Yo, Drake, Usher...and others that came with them. I love every concert that I been to...
    DaQueenB92 DaQueenB92 22-25, F Aug 19

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    This has been *the song* that's related to how I feel for years. "Simple Kind of Life" by No Doubt. For a long time I was in love Not only in love, I was obsessed With a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    "Red" by Taylor Swift "Tim McGraw" by Taylor Swift "I feel good" by James Brown "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard
    AaronForever91 AaronForever91 22-25, M Jul 31

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    James Blake (With Bon Iver) - Fall Creek Boys Choir http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aqKA_2UUy4
    ebolarama ebolarama 26-30, M Aug 1

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    He is such a cheesy guy, you can just smack him so easily even without intention. "James, your brother was asking me to sign up for the local archery club." "Didn't you take up...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F Aug 4

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    Sometimes I have these visions Sometimes when I am sitting there staring off into space I have a vision One with a flower One with the stars And then one of ... My life is full...
    WildIrishEyes WildIrishEyes 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Sleeping with sirens- James dean & Audrey Hepburn (acoustic version) Says everything I'm feeling xx :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71SvPulAyZI xx
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    James Brown -The Payback
    JosephSpartanCrimson JosephSpartanCrimson 26-30, M Aug 9

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    "He's got that red white and blue flying high on the farm, semper fi tattooed on his left arm, spend a little more in the store for a tag in the back that says USA. He won't buy...
    countryboy96 countryboy96 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 9

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    James Arthur - Get Down (Smooth Remix) A little motivation song I love
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Fire and Rain - James Taylor
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 10

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    You Are My Only One - James Taylor
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 10

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