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James Joyce

First Nighter: Dan Hoyle's Outstanding "The Block," Jonathan Brielle's Not Outstanding "Himself and Nora"

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

If the following four plays are anywhere near as strong as the initial entry, audiences throughout the City are in for a tremendous treat.

Stage Door: 'Himself and Nora'

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Himself and Nora, now off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theater, fills in that essential gap in a smart, lively fashion. Its singular take offers a po...

What It Is Like To Be A Genius

Ira Israel | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Ira Israel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F....

13 Irish Writers to Read This St. Patrick's Day

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.17.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

We will be taking the opportunity to revisit some incredible books by Irish authors, from enduring classics to powerful memoirs to contemporary novels that are taking the literary world by storm. So take your pick and spend this March 17th celebrating Ireland through the written word.

Guinness, Joyce and Things Dublin

Illeana Hoffman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel
Illeana Hoffman

Numerous friends asked us, "Why Dublin"; after all, this is not a city typically known for fabulous sites, user -friendly weather or even 'off-the bea...

Notes From a Dive Bar: Ulysses Walks Into a Bar

Alan Black | Posted 12.14.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Ulysses walks into a bar, sort of... Talk. Talk. Talk. Sticky mouths moving, shapes and shapeless lips, tongues tremble, then later some kissing and ...

How to Write Fiction

Terence Clarke | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Terence Clarke

James Joyce holds a kind of sway over all Irish literature written in English, mostly because of Ulysses. Whether the novel deserves that sway remains open to debate. What some readers consider a work of great genius is held by others to be one of profound linguistic nuttiness.

ACT Seattle Premiers Bloomsday; A Thoughtful Look At Past, Present and Future Using James Joyce's Ulysses

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

ACT Theatre recently premiered Bloomsday, a play in which a couple who once met in Dublin dances through time and space to reunite and reconnect while asking the "what if" question that plagues so many of us at some point in our lives.

Forever Writing From Ireland

Poetry Foundation | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

What defines Irish poetry today? A survey of recently published Irish titles suggests the striking variety of voices, aesthetics, and anxieties emerging from the Emerald Isle.

Peculiar Anecdotes From the Life of Ernest Hemingway

Steven Petite | Posted 07.18.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

In the world of renowned and important authors, it can be argued that no writer has every given us as many interesting real life tales and correspondence than the "Papa" of 20th century fiction: Ernest Hemingway.

The Best Laid Plans...

Mike Kotsopoulos | Posted 06.25.2016 | College
Mike Kotsopoulos

Falling asleep late Sunday night, all felt right in the world. My world at least. Gazing up at an ink-black sky littered by stars, my thoughts drifted elsewhere while I shifted restlessly on my friend's futon.

A Gorgeous Collaboration Between Two Great Modernist Artists

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts

What happens when two of the 20th century’s greatest artists team up to produce a gold-embossed, illustrated book? That book's value, just $15 in 19...

Publisher Rejection Letters From Sophocles to Hitler

Andy Ross | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy
Andy Ross

Here is a mental exercise of employing standard publisher rejection templates as they might have been used for some of the great (or notorious) classics of Western Civilization.

First Nighter: A Strong Review for "Posterity," Des Bishop Is "Made in China"

David Finkle | Posted 05.16.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Doug Wright loves to wrangle with deceased figures of greater or lesser fame, and in Posterity, at the Atlantic's Linda Gross Theatre, he comes up with a humdinger.

These Photos of Shelter Dogs as Famous Authors Are Awesome

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

I'm an English major, member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and big fan of animal rescue, so my heart did cartwheels when I heard about "Poetic Dogs."

Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

Beyond Guinness in Dublin, Part One: The Arts

Edward Schneider | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

We arranged most of our time in Dublin with the arts and history in mind, and in those areas the place shines, as it does in urban beauty, walkability and general pleasantness -- thanks in no small part to its populace, who live up to their reputation for easy friendliness.

An American Entrepreneur in Paris: How Sylvia Beach fought censorship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.25.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

Her story is legendary: an American bibliophile who brought her love of literature to Paris and created one of the most well-known and influential bookstores of the twentieth century, Shakespeare and Company.

Striking Gold in Princeton: 5 Tips for Any Aspiring Collector

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I stumbled upon a hidden treasure recently, right in my backyard of Princeton, New Jersey. The Gilded Lion is a wonderful antique store, located at 24 Chambers Street, where it has stood since 1989.

Questions on Dramatic Monologue

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Let's hypothesize a theater of solitude: a single character grappling with his own interminable discourse -- at intervals whispered and shouted; prosaic one moment, poetic or even epic the next. What is the status, in that case, of this voice that speaks nonstop?

The Great Dream: An American Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

We're in for a wild ride the next few years. Some really great operas are going to be produced. The Great Dream is coming true.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Joyce Is Still Blooming

Adele Scheele | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Adele Scheele

James Joyce is blooming everywhere. New biographies have just appeared about his life as well as that of his publisher and supporter, Sylvia Beach.

Meatless Monday: Inspired By Literature -- Bloomsday Turns 90

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Great literature can inspire. Let Ulysses inspire you to go meatless. Celebrate Bloomsday with beer, by all means, but also with "weggebobbles and fruit," as Bloom puts it. "It's healthier." As his wife Molly puts it at the novel's orgasmic conclusion, yes.

Say Yes: Or, Happy Bloomsday, Revisited

Andrew Lewis Conn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Andrew Lewis Conn

I was determined to write a novel upon graduating college. I meant to take an intensive Ulysses seminar during my senior year of Cornell but couldn't ...