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Latest James Joyce Items
"Bouffant-haired, improbably slim after having borne nine children (!), Melissa Leo's Alice in 'The Fighter' reminded me of James Joyce's description of Ireland — 'The old sow that eats her farrow,'" writes Joyce Carol Oates at the New York Review of Books.
"For a decade, from 1985 through the mid-1990s, comic book speculation reached its highest peak, something comic book dealers and collectors lament to this day," writes Jonathan Shipley in the December issue of Fine Books and Collections.
Six writers, including two-time winner Peter Carey and bookies' favorite Tom McCarthy, were in the running Tuesday for literature's prestigious Booker Prize.
Australian writer Peter Carey moved closer to a literary hat trick Tuesday when he was named a finalist for fiction's prestigious Booker Prize, an award he has already won twice.
Once upon a time, there were a lot of Americans in Paris. We liked them and they - well, most of them - liked us. And one of us the French liked very much was an enterprising young woman named Sylvia Beach who, in 1919, opened a bookstore on the Left Bank and called it Shakespeare & Company.
Bloomsday will soon be upon us. Falling on June 16, this day is named after Leopold Bloom, a character from James Joyce's novel "Ulysses." Bloomsday is celebrated in Dublin and in some American cities with large Irish populations. People dress up in Victorian fashion and drive around town in horse-drawn carriages, and celebrities stage various readings from the book. The book seems to foster all the postures and impostures of bohemia.