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On not writing off youngest sons

On not writing off youngest sons

I can honestly report that he went away, poor dear fellow, as well as could be expected. He was pale and had been crying and (Henry said) had broken down in the railway carriage after leaving Higham Station, but only for a short time… Continue reading

A Full-Bodied and Sympathetic Nora

A Full-Bodied and Sympathetic Nora

During the writing of Nora, O’Connor says she developed a deeper empathy for James Joyce, perhaps because she now understands his writerly life. It is through her protagonist’s perverse love for Joyce that a reader sees the man’s redeeming features. Continue reading