[Artfacts.Net] - One + One (The Reading) is work in video and drawing taken from a 7 hour public performance of the artist reading all the proper nouns from James Joyce's Ulysses. The performance was filmed using a specially commissioned 12.5m miniature rail track.
[Telegraph.co.uk] - By Gillian Reynolds Joyce sang all his life, for friends and family, for his mother on her deathbed, for Nora his wife. As a young man he sang professionally too, even planning a trip as a wandering minstrel, playing his guitar around Ireland.
[The Guardian] - On 16 June 2004, the 100th anniversary of the day on which James Joyce's Ulysses is set – a day that subsequently became known as Bloomsday after the novel's central character, Leopold Bloom – the BBC published a "cheat's guide" to the book on its
[Financial Times] - Sir, To find English “in its natural home”, all the evidence (James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney) points in the same direction – to Ireland (“Choose the English that helps you win”, Business Life
[The Independent] - A visit to Elsinore provokes a reverie about Shakespeare's "lost years": the "rugged brutalism of the fortress troubled me with the intuition that he had been there." Bloom's view that James Joyce's Ulysses "contaminated" culture, such as Time magazine
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality. It speaks of what seems fantastic and unreal to those who have lost the simple intuitions which are the test of reality; and, as it is often found at war with its age, so it makes no account of history, which is fabled by the daughters of memory. - "James Clarence Mangan" (1902) a lecture on Mangan delivered at the Literary and Historical Society, University College, Dublin ( ) and printed in the college magazine St. Stephen's.
[GQ.com] - Many readers were bemused by Marcel Proust and James Joyce until Edmund Wilson wrote about them. When Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot opened, the audience was puzzled until Harold Hobson's famous review came out. The first audiences for Osborne's