Blooms & Barnacles

Froggreen Wormwood

Episode Summary

Images of early morning Paris through the ineluctable modality of Stephen Dedalus' memory, smells of incense and absinthe. We discuss Stephen's life as a starving artist (literally), Kevin Egan and his unwilling exile in Paris, Egan's real life counterpart, New York Times write-ups of duels in the 19th century, Irish nationalist groups of the 19th century, the proper way to drink absinthe, dalcassians and Arthur Griffith, Maud Gonne, Édouard Drumont v. Léo Taxil and the pitfalls of attempting to make Ireland more like continental Europe. 

Episode Notes

Images of early morning Paris through the ineluctable modality of Stephen Dedalus' memory, smells of incense and absinthe. We discuss Stephen's life as a starving artist (literally), Kevin Egan and his unwilling exile in Paris, Egan's real life counterpart, New York Times write-ups of duels in the 19th century, Irish nationalist groups of the 19th century, the proper way to drink absinthe, dalcassians and Arthur Griffith, Maud Gonne, Édouard Drumont v. Léo Taxil, and the pitfalls of attempting to make Ireland more like continental Europe. 

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Decoding Dedalus: Latin Quarter Hat

Decoding Dedalus: Wild Geese 

La Vie de Léo Taxil

Maud Gonne

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Media Mentioned in this Episode:

"Get Drunk", Charles Baudelaire (in French and English)

How to make a classic Absinthe Drip - DrinkSkool Cocktails

Further Reading:

Earle, D. (2003). "Green Eyes, I See You. Fang, I Feel": The Symbol of Absinthe in "Ulysses". James Joyce Quarterly,40(4), 691-709. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25477989

Ellmann, R. (1959). James Joyce. New York: Oxford University Press.

Eugene Davis & the Casey brothers. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.irishmeninparis.org/revolutionaries/eugene-davis-the-casey-brothers

Gifford, D., & Seidman, R. J. (1988). Ulysses annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Gopnik, A. (2009, Sept. 21). Trial of the Century. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/09/28/trial-of-the-century

Haverty, A. (2016, Dec. 10). The adulterous muse – Maud Gonne, Lucien Millevoye and WB Yeats review. The Irish Times. Retrieved from https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-adulterous-muse-maud-gonne-lucien-millevoye-and-wb-yeats-review-1.2889474

Heininger, J. (1986). Stephen Dedalus in Paris: Tracing the Fall of Icarus in "Ulysses". James Joyce Quarterly, 23(4), 435-446. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25476758

“Irish Agitators in Paris,” (1884, April 22).  The New York Times. Retrieved from https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1884/04/22/103614112.pdf

“The Irish Colony in Paris,”(1884, June 11).  The Brisbane Courier. Retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3430959

Joyce, S. (1958). My brother’s keeper: James Joyce’s early years. New York: The Viking Press.

Magalaner, M. (1956). Labyrinthine motif: James Joyce and Leo Taxil. Modern Fiction Studies, 2(4), 167-182. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/26273108

McNally, F. (2018, Oct. 4). Bones of contention - Why the remains of James Joyce are still in exile. The Irish Times. Retrieved from https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/bones-of-contention-why-the-remains-of-james-joyce-are-still-in-exile-1.3651912

O’Connor, U. (2011, Jan. 30) Joyce should join Yeats in the Irish soil. The Irish Independent. Retrieved from https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/joyce-should-join-yeats-in-the-irish-soil-26619115.html

Reizbaum, M. (1999). James Joyce’s Judaic Other. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Retrieved from https://tinyurl.com/y4sxxtlv

Schofield, H. (2015, Jan. 31). Ireland’s heroine who had sex in her baby’s tomb. BBC News. Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31064648

Music:

Il est cinq heures, Paris, s'éveille - Jacques Dutronc