Joyce’s “The Dead” Lives On…

  DUBLIN - One of my most daunting challenges of recent years has been preparing an introduction to James Joyce's famous short story "The Dead" for a 30-strong Irish Joyce reading group that meets at Tom Fitzgerald's pub in Glasthule of a Wednesday morning. This is the last of the 15 stories in Joyce's short-story…Read more Joyce’s “The Dead” Lives On…

Joyce’s “joke bombs” get a late laugh

DUBLIN - Bloomsday came early to Dublin this year with an exhibition by the Irish artist Elaine Byrne including videos unraveling two of the hidden joke bombs in James Joyce's "Ulysses" -- one of them deeply impenetrable because it is in Hungarian. Dublin gets into full Bloomsday mode this weekend, leading up to the June…Read more Joyce’s “joke bombs” get a late laugh