J is for Joyce, James:
- The Spoil of Destruction [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Jean Rhys Speaks [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- When James Joyce & Marcel Proust Met in 1922, and Totally Bored Each Other [OPEN CULTURE]
- Typescript second draft of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath [BRITISH LIBRARY]
“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”-James Joyce (born on 2 February 1882)
Brief stock footage clip of James Joyce in Paris, 1922. He doesn’t talk, but it is still fascinating!
James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882. Although he was born too early to grace the pages of GQ…
…he went on to have quite the literary career. You may have heard of him?
QUOTE: “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”
SOME WORKS: Chamber Music; Dubliners; A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Ulysses; Finnegan’s Wake.
It’s no secret that the Daily Diversion series features visual slices from the non-writing part of my life. Naturally, the photographs are always original Maedezs. I’m making an exception today-a magnificent exception.
My sweet, fierce, and always inspiring momma is on the first day of a five-week solo backpacking journey across Ireland and England. When she confided her vacation plans to me a year ago-a little breathless, but terribly excited-I saw her as I have always seen her, since I was a wee girl: as a passionate, committed, creative, free-spirited, positive woman. Any fearlessness I possess, is because of her. Any single-mindedness. Any ability to see beauty in the finite or the infinite or to see possibility in all things, however graceful or raw. It’s all because of her.
Her adventure starts in Dublin.
*”When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.”-James Joyce
Both photos are courtesy of my mom, Kay.
James Joyce reading from Ulysses, 1924.
“The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring.”-James Joyce, Ulysses