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I Love James Joyce

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Another great added to the collection!
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    I'll be your man.  
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    Goodbye my lover-James Blunt James Blunt is an absolutely talented artist
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    James Joyce... Chamber music (extract)Strings in the earth and airMake music sweet;Strings by the river whereThe willows meet.There's music along the riverFor Love wanders there...
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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
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    My love life is a Fictional Character. When I was young, my friends and I used to do 'role-play'. We used paper and write down conversations, summoning few fictional characters...
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    The Debate Over the King James Version Rick Wade Introduction: What the Debate is About Have you ever been in a Bible study where everyone in the group reads a verse . . . and...
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    Let It Go by James Bay.... Love this song
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    The younger man shook his head.No, he said.If you can't, I can't. You've been her physician for years. If anyone knows how to reach her, you should know. I suppose you've thought...
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    Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
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    The thing I remember first is the snow. It was one of those things that just sticks like glue to your memory. The sidewalks were covered thickly with powdery light snow. It had...
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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 4 Responses Aug 29

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    So.. I went out with this boy a few years back. We argued all the time and it resulted in him breaking up with me.. I was broken and had already had a previous experience of...
    H0pe123 H0pe123 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    These are not in order of favorites. 1. Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant "Somewhere, Somehow" 2. Hawaiian Style Band "Love And Honesty" 3. Britney Spears, Don Phillip "I Will Still Love...
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    James Taylor - Shower the People
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Aug 27

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    Sid James best laugh EVER
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    I just finished up a film on TCM called Red Light with George Raft. A pretty under rated movie and actor. A movie film noir with Raft's character trying to avenge his Catholic...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life. -Joyce Meyers
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Aug 30

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    I have 7 kids and I adore them all . 3 boys & 4 girls. I am Sierra Joyce Duncan-Bates . I am 34 I married Gavin Andrew Bates who is 37 ,14 yrs ago. Then we had kids Sawyer Daxton...
    SierraDuncanBates SierraDuncanBates 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    James Blake is so out there but i still love his voice.
    suxsco suxsco 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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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 Aug 27

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    I first read his book James and The Giant peach in 6th grade and fell in love with it :) After a while Ive already finished reading most of his books like Matilda, the BFG, the...
    nadinmagdy2000 nadinmagdy2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    They say I'm young But my purpose is the inspiration of a nation innovation Til I change the talk into a conversation I'm like a doctor and my patients are anxiously waiting...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 1

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    I'm watching his favorite movie, Forrest Gump. The movie we watched right before he died. Love yah, James.
    GreenDayIsBae GreenDayIsBae 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Eventho hes mean and tough and very sticrt I love him he is admazing and cares about me
    slavesarah69 slavesarah69 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My Music Library 10CC - Best Of AC/DC - Discography Aerosmith - Discography A-Ha - Best Of Air Supply - Best Of Alice Cooper - Discography Alice In Chains - Best Of...
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    Oh i bet you all loves me :)
    masterjames118 masterjames118 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So apparently I have to write this so heree it gose master James punishments teach me to behave and for that I love them he is fun to seversometimes even when he pushs me to things...
    slavesarah69 slavesarah69 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Niall Horan. He's my life. I would do anything for him, just how he would for every fan he has. He's the one that I'd lean on when I'm sad. He's the one that made me smile at night...
    Maruahoran Maruahoran 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    In avant-garde filmmaker Su Friedrich's short film about same sex marriage rights in America "First Comes Love" this James Brown classic is one of the many song highlights, the...
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    James Blake - Retrograde Live On Letterman
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    James brown - I feel good. Old school magic....
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    Just Once - James Ingram
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Baby Come To Me - James Ingram & Patti Austin
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