James Joyce’s Ulysses turns 100 years old this month. As Terence Killeen explains at The Irish Times, because it had been serialized before its publication as a full-length novel, it was already notorious. That notoriety kept the novel from finding a publisher. That is, until the American woman who had opened a little bookshop on the Left Bank of Paris called Shakespeare & Co., decided she would publish it.
Stuart Gibbs at CrimeReads talks about the “sleuth youths” – children detectives – who inspired him as a child and a writer. For those of us in an earlier generation it might have been the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.
Which news program draws the most Democrats in the 25-54 age group? If you say Rachel Maddow, you would be – wrong. Would you believe Tucker Carlson at Fox News? Lindsey Ellefson at The Wrap has the story (surprised me, too).
More Good Reads
On Epic Stands, Great Men, and the Church Catholic – Michael Haykin at The Gospel Coalition.
Every Corner is Crowded – Seth Lewis.
Let’s not gloss over the faith of Black figures this Black History Month – Allen Reynolds at Urban Faith.
The Irony of Fate: On the mystery of John Ashbery’s posthumous work – Ryan Ruby at The Nation.
Robert Frost: Imaginative Conservative – R.V. Young at The Imaginative Conservative.
Encouragement – Emily Bronte at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin).
The fireplace – Aaron Cornett.
Unspoken Sermon – John Blase.
Read More Puritan Poetry – Ed Simon at The Millions.
The East London Group & Photography – Spitalfields Life.
True England: Two Thousand Years in One Thousand Words – Joseph Pearce at The Imaginative Conservative.
At God’s Convenience – Spitalfields Life.
Writing and Literature
Henry James & the Great War – Stephen Miller at New Criterion.
Bleak House by Charles Dickens (a few thoughts) – Tony Messenger at Messenger’s Booker.
Who Killed Christopher Marlowe? – Alan Judd at CrimeReads.
Manipulation 102: How to Spot Media Manipulation and Block its Effects – Bruce Ashford at Christianity for the Common Good.
Life and Culture
Decolonizer heal thyself – Patrick Porter at The Critic Magazine.
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Painting: Juliet Fox, daughter of Richard Fox of Surrey, oil on canvas (1931) by Alfred Lambert (1902-1970).
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