‘God made food, the devil the cooks’: James Joyce’s Ulysses, or the Irish Stew

I was recently an examiner at a modernist literature exam for Modern Languages (which are done in person in Italy), and one of the poor souls I had to examine came as far as to claim, within the first two minutes into the oral examination, that all novels are realistic, and have a didactic purpose.  Now, nothing makes my hands twitch like broad statements and … Continue reading ‘God made food, the devil the cooks’: James Joyce’s Ulysses, or the Irish Stew