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In the Sorting Office

James Meek, 28 April 2011

... fewer empty crates back than it sends full crates out. When I followed the postwoman to the kitchen, I saw, like some recurring nightmare, 20 more crates filled with letters. Selekt’s crates are yellow and stamped with the black hunting horn logo of Deutsche Post, the former German state mail monopoly that, like its Dutch counterpart, was privatised ...

His Spittin’ Image

Colm Tóibín: John Stanislaus Joyce, 22 February 2018

... episode of Ulysses he is fully socialised. He is in a carriage with other men on his way to Paddy Dignam’s funeral. As they travel, the men catch sight of Stephen Dedalus, ‘your son and heir’, as Leopold Bloom points out. As Simon Dedalus rants for a while about the company his son is keeping and what he intends to do about it, Bloom ...

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