Ulysse, James Joyce, Mr. Deasy, anti-semitism

Ep. 23 – The Nightmare of History

The Wandering Jew, Gustave Doré

Kelly and Dermot deconstruct the nightmare of history shared by the Irish and the Jews alike. We further explore the intricacies of Mr. Deasy’s bigotry and what it tells us about what life was like in 1900’s Dublin. Other topics covered include one possible source of Joyce’s hatred of Gogarty, the correlation of antisemitism and nationalism and the legend of the Wandering Jew and its influence on Ulysses.


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Further Reading:

Breathnach, R. (2014, Jun 28). Shalom agus sláinte. News Talk. Retrieved from https://www.newstalk.com/Shalom-agus-slinte

Burgess, A. (1968). ReJoyce. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Callanan, F. (1998, May 16). ‘We never let them in.’ The Irish Times. Retrieved from https://www.irishtimes.com/news/we-never-let-them-in-1.153649

D’Arcy, A.M. (2014). Dindsenchas, Mr Deasy and the Nightmare of Partition in Ulysses. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 114C, 1-31. Retrieved from http://www.academia.edu/3524058/Dindsenchas_Mr_Deasy_and_the_Nightmare_of_Partition_in_Ulysses_Proceedings_of_the_Royal_Irish_Academy_114C_2014_1-31

Davis, B. (2017, Jan 14). Jewish life by the Liffey: a look at the Jewish community in Ireland. The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved from https://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Jewish-life-by-the-Liffey-474803

Gifford, D., & Seidman, R. J. (1988). Ulysses annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Goldberg, G. (1982). “Ireland Is the Only Country…”: Joyce and the Jewish Dimension. The Crane Bag, 6(1), 5-12. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/30059524

Wandering Jew. (n.d.). In Encyclopædia Britannica online. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/topic/wandering-Jew



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