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I Love James Joyce

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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 8 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    NORMAN WISDOM & JOYCE GRENFELL: 'Narcissus (The Laughing Record)' (1954). Need cheering up today? This is just the ticket. Norman and Joyce are listening to a piece of salon music...
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    Midnight, you come and pick me up, no headlights Long drive, could end in burning flames or paradise Fade into view, oh, it's been a while since I have even heard from you I should...
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    How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - JAMES TAYLOR
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    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    One day three people were standing in front of the president Obama during a town hall meeting. John, weighs about 140 pounds. James, weighs about 150 pounds. Codi weighs 243 pounds...
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    "Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul." Joyce Carol Oates
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    Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor
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    I used to live in Jamestown NY. I attended JCC there
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    James Taylor - Mexico
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    Shower The People - James Taylor
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    Everyday - James Taylor
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    James Taylor - Fire & Rain (1970)
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    TheresAPossibility TheresAPossibility 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Who's responsible for the filthy Indian Vikramjit Singh -The Times of India-his piece is not about Shakti Kapoor. My muses tend to be way classier. Like RazaMurad. In the 28...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. I have started keeping a spiritual journal, it starts the day with a verse, has a daily thought and then leaves space...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Jan 2

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    "Falling out of love is hard,falling for betrayal is worse." James Author Impossible
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I love movie night. But not alone. I always like someone with me. I'm so lucky James shares my likes of horror movies. Mama and I like watching some of the same movies. Dirty...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I love the old Laurel and Hardy movies! In fact anything from that early 20th century period! Harold Lloyd, James Finlayson, Fatty Arbuckle, Chaplin, Keaton, ALL OF THEM!!
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    ''Burnin' it down''James Aldean I wanna rock it all night Baby girl, will you rock it out with me? I wanna crawl through the dark Just to feel your heartbeat against me [x2] We...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I love "Burn Notice" and "White Collar". They are the contemporary version of James Bond only it besides action, mystery, and beautiful women, they also contain humor.
    jondilari jondilari 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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