James Joyce

A World of Waste, Stripped of Transcendence: James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ at 100

A World of Waste, Stripped of Transcendence: James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ at 100

Few novels become institutions, to have departments rigged up around them, whole constituencies and spheres of scholarship, as works of lifelong study, fascination and confusion. Ulysses, whose publication centenary will be observed on February 2nd, is one such book. Like Marx’s Kapital, Joyce’s door-stopping opus has kept academics

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
13 min read
James Joyce
Reading James Joyce Amidst Winter Snow, ‘Where Dwell the Vast Hosts of the Dead’

Reading James Joyce Amidst Winter Snow, ‘Where Dwell the Vast Hosts of the Dead’

Many people no doubt roll their eyes in scoffing dismissal when they hear the commonly expressed—and almost as commonly crooned—wish for a White Christmas. But there are sound spiritual reasons for longing to see one’s environs blanketed with snow. Silent in its approach and accumulation, snow can

Herman Goodden
Herman Goodden
9 min read
James Joyce