Episode Summary

Stephen contemplates the horror of a visit to his Aunt Sara and Uncle Richie's house. We discuss parallels in this scene with Joyce's real life aunt and uncle, why Joyce's Aunt Josephine gave away her first edition of Ulysses, the intractable Dubliner/culchie divide, middle class pretension, Hiberno-English, Wilde's Requiescat, and the difficulty of parsing conversations written in Joyce's signature stream of consciousness. 

Episode Notes

Stephen contemplates the horror of a visit to his Aunt Sara and Uncle Richie's house. We discuss parallels in this scene with Joyce's real life aunt and uncle, why Joyce's Aunt Josephine gave away her first edition of Ulysses, the intractable Dubliner/culchie divide, middle class pretension, Hiberno-English, Wilde's Requiescat, and the difficulty of parsing conversations written in Joyce's signature stream of consciousness. 

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Further Reading

Asalas, R. Lithia water fountain. Atlas Obscura. Retrieved from https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/lithia-water-fountain 

Ellmann, R. (1959). James Joyce. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fargnoli, A.N., & Gillespie M.P. (1995). James Joyce A to Z: The essential reference to his life and writings. New York: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y4l26tc7 

Gifford, D., & Seidman, R. J. (1988). Ulysses annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Kingston, A. (2017, Feb 15). Oscar Wilde and the sister’s death that haunted his life and work. The Irish Times. Retrieved from https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/oscar-wilde-and-the-sister-s-death-that-haunted-his-life-and-work-1.2976363 

O Muirithe, D. (1997, Jan 18). The words we use. The Irish Times. Retrieved from https://www.irishtimes.com/news/the-words-we-use-1.22981

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A blog and podcast that discuss James Joyce's Ulysses from a non-academic point of view. Less snooty, more movie references.