On this day…11 November

On 11 November 1912 Joyce gave his first lecture on Hamlet. This was the first of twelve lectures on Hamlet that Joyce gave at the Società di Minerva in Trieste. Though the lectures have been lost, it’s likely that Joyce recycled much of the material for the ‘Scylla and Charybdis’ episode and elsewhere in Ulysses. […]

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[singlepic id=426 w=320 h=240 float=left] Haines offers Stephen a cigarette, and asks directly about Stephen’s beliefs. Haines has not spent much time around Stephen, but has heard enough and seen enough to assume that a person with such a strong bohemian affect can’t possibly believe in God, or at least not in the conventional God […]