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[singlepic id=66 w=320 h=240 float=left] Again here, an explanation of what’s going on in the comic beggars what the comic itself does on this page.  Stephen is caught up in his “brooding brain,” [another example of the Uncle Charles Principle, as the word “brooding,” which ostensibly comes from some kind of narrator, has been very […]

'The Dead' at the Abbey Theatre, 5 December – 19 January

Recognised as a masterpiece of the short story form, James Joyce’s  ‘The Dead’ is to be dramatised for the Abbey stage by one of Ireland’s most important playwrights, Frank McGuinness. The year is 1904 in the city of Dublin. Gretta and Gabriel Conroy attend the Morkan Sisters annual dinner on the Feast of the Epiphany […]

Epiphanies

Joyce’s Epiphanies  The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated in the Christian calendar on 6 January each year, and commemorates the revelation of Jesus’ divinity to the Magi, the three wise men who had followed the star to Christ’s birthplace. Derived from Greek, the word ‘epiphany’ means a sudden manifestation of deity. In Christian theology, […]