Tagged: James Joyce

James Joyce: Ulysses

We all have internal monologues, but it is exceedingly hard to capture the flow of consciousness in words. James Joyce came as close as one can get, and here is the famous example of Molly’s soliloquy. Introduction The last 50 pages of Ulysses (1922) are some of the most extraordinary  prose in the English language. They are written with no punctuation as the swirling thoughts of Molly Bloom before she falls asleep. She is lying beside her husband Leopold in bed (they sleep head to foot) and thinking about her day and their life together. Most of Ulysses has been...

Finnegan’s Wake

You can read the full online text here.  There are  also recordings of Joyce’s reading of the text. Text Pieces: page 258 – 259, end of Part 2: “Loud, hear us! Loud, graciously hear us! Now have thy children entered into their habitations. And nationglad, camp meeting over, to shin it, Gov be thanked! Thou hast closed the portals of the habitations of thy children and thou hast set thy guards thereby, even Garda Didymus and Garda Domas, that thy children may read in the book of the opening of the mind to light and err not in the darkness...

James Joyce

James (Augustine Aloysius) Joyce (1882 – 1941)  is famous for Ulysses, and for Finnegan’s Wake, which is a unique piece of literature. There are probably very few people who read Finnegan’s Wake from the beginning to end, because it is almost unreadable, but nevertheless, once you read a little bit, you always want to come back for more. Finnegan’s Wake is a reading experience like no other. Biography (Quoted from: Reader’s Companion to Twentieth Century Writers, Ed. Peter Parker) James (Augustine Aloysius) Joyce (1882 – 1941) Joyce was born in Dublin, where his father was a rates collector. He was...