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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
13-May-19 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
Well they claim you could reconstruct Dublin - the Dublin of 1904, from a close study of Joyce's masterpiece - such was his attention to factual detail.
But that's the Irish for you - I make no comment.

JJ wrote the book while he was living abroad - apparently he sent his family who were still living in Dublin scurrying round the city checking up that his memory was completely precise.