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What is the point of this novel anyway?

So, we are officially wrapping up reading James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man today in class (though I will have a few blog posts on  507 more words


Stephen Dedalus: the Epitome of the Fallen Human Condition

It is easy to talk about Stephen Dedalus and his character’s actions as shocking and something which is  apart from the norm. Though Stephen is rather unique in the way he perceives various things with his senses, Stephen embodies the fallen human condition in many other ways. 406 more words


There's Something Funny About Jesus

Buck, always the entertainer, and contending for the center of attention, recites a poem poking fun at the Lord. At the turn of the century, the gravity of the blashemy was more severe than itbisctiday (if any level of severity at all) but there is something funny about the iconic image and persona of Jesus that transcends time. 58 more words

Stephen Dedalus

Stream of Consciousness

     When you wet the bed first it is warm then it gets cold.  His mother put the on the oilsheet.  That had the queer smell.  His mother had a nicer smell than his father.  

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A review of and thoughts on - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

I was recommended this novel as an introduction to James Joyce before tackling the monumental Ulysses. ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ is lyrical, poetic, statuesque – and somewhat stuffy. 1,435 more words


Silenced . BY ULYSSES!!!

“Thousands” of regular readers must have wondered at my long silence.  Neither Irish Water nor IMMA nor  opinion polls, nor the horrors of SF cover ups of abuse  roused me from my silence. 872 more words