Tag: literature

  • The Call of the Wild

     Jack London is a writer best known for his stories of sled dogs during the Klondike Gold Rush. He writes with a unique and forcerful voice; so what if it’s a dog’s? One of the great sins in the theology of modern literary criticism, right up there with sentimentality, is anthropomorphism. I kind of like […]

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  • James Joyce and Poetry

    Joyce called literature “the highest and most spiritual art.” For me, music has always held that spot but if anyone can make a case for words over music, it is James Joyce. In this excerpt from his debut novel the protagonist is agonizing over the confusing and painful experience of seeing the woman he loves […]

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  • James Joyce and the wild heart of life

    There are things we don’t know and things we will never know. But as long as we live, we keep trying to figure them out. Great writers are one of the sources we turn to for answers or, failing that, insight. Here is James Joyce giving his insight into the fall, and the temptation preceding […]

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  • James Joyce and Young Love

    James Joyce is one of the greatest writers who ever lived. His novels and short stories, as well as his life, continue to fascinate more than 70 years after his death. Like all good Irishmen the tales of his life are clouded by legend.  The groundbreaking psychologist Carl Jung, who was treating Joyce’s daughter Lucia […]

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