James Joyce

After the Race | James Joyce | Literary Roadhouse Ep 113

Discussion Notes: After the Race

Find this week’s story here: After the Race by James Joyce

Next week’s story: The Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens

Rated: Clean

The Literary Roadhouse hosts, sans Maya, discuss James Joyce’s short story “After the Race.” All three hosts walked away from their first reading the story scratching their heads. However, through discussion they came to appreciate some of its finer points and the political moment in which this story was written and published. Anais’s heavy research helped guide the story’s political themes, while Gerald and Rammy latched on to some of the more universal themes of aspiration and class. When it came to prose, Joyce is, well, Joyce. Love him or hate him.

Wanna feel old? This story is over 100 years old!  ????

Also, Anais keeps calling Villona by the wrong name “Villanova.” D’oh!

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