Monday, January 13, 2014

Visting Therapy Through Tolstoy With some Thoughts on James Joyce's Dubliners


When Lucy from Therapy Through Tolstoy suggested that I write a guest post for her site I was honored. Coming up with a topic for my entry proved relatively simple. I suggested to Lucy that she choose a book for me to read and write about. Lucy gave me a few choices, and we settled on Dubliners, James Joyce’s famous collection of short stories. As Bibliotherapy and self - improvement through reading is a key theme of Lucy’s blog, I decided to focus upon that topic in a loose way.


Those interested in my thoughts can head over the post at Lucy's site to check out my commentary. While over there, those unfamiliar with her site will likely find great benefit and enjoyment if they choose read further. Lucy’s blog is literate, insightful, sensitive, and takes a view of literature and reading that is refreshingly different.

Thank you Lucy for allowing me to visit!

23 comments:

Suko said...

Congratulations, Brian! Heading over now....

Brian Joseph said...

Thanks for taking the look over there Suko.

Tracy Terry said...

Away over there now.

Lucy said...

Thank you Brian for such a great post! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading Dubliners and that you were able to interpret so much through your reading. I realised only today that yesterday coincidentally marked the anniversary of Joyce's death!

I really loved reading your thoughts on the short stories and I'm sure others will too!

Lucy

Suko said...

(P.S. I had a bit of difficulty with commenting but left a one as "Guest".)

Lindsay said...

Heading over to read your post Brian. I think it was through your site that I first heard about Lucy's, and hers is a site that I still need to take the time to explore more thoroughly.

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Tracy -Thanks for taking giving it a look.

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Lucy - Thanks again!

I did not realize that it was anniversary of Joyce's death. Fitting that we are writing about and discussing his works this week.

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Suko - Thanks for commenting!

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Lindsay - Lucy's site is great. I think that you will enjoy it.

Guy Savage said...

The name of the blog is great!

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Guy - Agreed. Lucy has a such a creative name, that goes along with a very creative theme for her site.

Harvee said...

Checked out your post on The Dubliners and am inspired to revisit a few of the stories! Nice commentary, Brian.

So many books, so little time said...

Heading over to have a look now Brian :)

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Harvee - I really loved the stories and I think that they are well worth a reread.

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Lainy - Thanks for reading the post!

James said...

This is one of my favorites so I will look forward to reading your commentary at "Therapy Through Tolstoy".

Brian Joseph said...

Hi James -This collection is truly worthy of being a favorite.

Caroline said...

It's one of my favourite books. I've been meaning to read your review for days. Finally I get a chnace. I'm off ...

Caroline said...

I couldn't comment as this disqus thingy is enabled but I enjoyed reading your thoughts. The post is very different from your ususal posts.

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Caroline - this was the first time that I read this collection but I really did love it.

I tried to go a different direction with this post. I attempted to keep to to the spirit of Self Improvement as that is the theme of Lucy's blog.

Thanks for checking it out!

Lee-Anne said...

I loved your post on Lucy's site, Brian. I've only read "The Dead" and perhaps one or two other stories from the collection but you've made me want to read it all! You did a great job looking at it from a bibliographic point of view.

Brian Joseph said...

Thanks Lee - Ann. "The Dead" was truly a great story. One reason that I did not write about it specifically is that it seems that there have been volumes of commentary written on it. I think that most of the stories are well worth it.