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James Joyce

He remembered the books of poetry upon his shelves at home.  He had bought them in his bachelor days and many an evening as he sat in the little room off the hall, he had been tempted to take one down from the bookshelf and read out something to his wife.  But shyness had always… Continue reading James Joyce

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James Joyce

You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a… Continue reading James Joyce

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