Ulysses

Behind the Song: ‘M’appari’ from Friedrich von Flotow’s Martha

‘M’appari’ is the best-known name for the central aria from Friedrich von Flotow’s Martha, a romantic comic opera in four acts. Flotow – who was born into a musical family, his mother playing the piano and his father the flute – composed some thirty operas during his lifetime, beginning his career after studying at the Conservatoire de Paris, before achieving his first…

Daily Visual 16.06.15: Bloomsday 2015

Bloomsday today in Dublin marks the culmination of a week-long series of events organised by The James Joyce Centre: from walking tours to pub crawls and high teas, readings, lectures, and interviews with celebrity admirers. As Joyce’s literature continues to flourish worldwide, Bloomsday is celebrated in ever more ways across a growing number of locations. Among other happenings in New…

Culturedallroundman Becomes Culturedarm: A Name Change

Over the past couple of days I have changed the name and the domain of this website – or in hosting parlance ‘migrated’ – from ‘Culturedallroundman.com’ to ‘Culturedarm.com’. The new name is shorter and potentially more inclusive; and I was already using it for my Twitter, Instagram, YouTube accounts and more. As the ‘About’ section of the site now belatedly…

Joyce, Nabokov, and Dirty Books: The Publications of Ulysses, Haveth Childers Everywhere, and Lolita

With Ezra Pound acting as intermediary, from the spring of 1918 until the close of 1920, James Joyce published the emerging episodes of Ulysses in The Little Review – the American avant-garde literary magazine founded by Margaret Anderson in 1914, and edited by Anderson and Jane Heap. Having made The Little Review his outlet of choice across 1917, becoming its foreign editor,…