Tag Archives: James Joyce

Russian Reading Update: Is Bely’s ‘Petersburg’ really the Russian ‘Ulysses’?

Bely had not even appeared on my initial Russian reading list, then I saw a Penguin edition of ‘Petersburg’ in the flagship Foyles book shop on Charing Cross Road. I wasn’t sure whether to be thrilled at the thought of … Continue reading

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If James Joyce had been brought up in a Manhattan Slum: ‘Call it Sleep’ by Henry Roth (1934)

I’d originally intended this post to be a companion piece to my review of ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn‘ – the immigrant experience in Manhattan rather than Williamsburg.  Then I realised it would be a bit like comparing Rupert Brooke’s … Continue reading

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