Tag Archives: Irish

Nohow On
Samuel Beckett

Nohow On is thick—not in pagelength, but in literary opacity. It’s an adventure (or a nightmare) to read…

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the story of the youth of Stephen Dedalus, James Joyce’s alter-ego…

The Malone Trilogy
Samuel Beckett

I can’t really recommend this trilogy to anyone as just a few good books to read. I do, however, recommend that anyone who reads (or writes) seriously read this trilogy once…

Watt
Samuel Beckett

Watt is vaguely the story of a fellow named Watt who goes to work as a butler for Mr. Knott. It may also be an allegory for man’s relationship with God; I’m not sure…

Murphy
Samuel Beckett

Having read much of Beckett’s later prose, it’s clear that Murphy is a Beckettian tale housed in Joycean prose…

A Vision
William Butler Yeats

A Vision is separated into sections which can be measured by how much respect you lose for Yeats as you read it…

Ulysses
James Joyce

Ulysses is the “sequel” to Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. That book is about the youth of Stephen Dedalus. Ulysses picks up where that book left off…