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Peter Chrisp
Why read other books when you can read James Joyce?
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Peter Chrisp Apr 21
'Happy Birthday Finnegans Wake!' Cards by Susie Lopez for the Wake's upcoming 80th birthday
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Peter Chrisp Apr 20
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Peter Chrisp Apr 20
He did think the book could predict the future
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Peter Chrisp Apr 18
Replying to @PeterChrisp
When Frank Budgen visited the Mullingar House in 1933, the customers were talking about a horse race. When I did last week, they were watching one on the pub television. The Wake pub too has a television set. Finnegans Wake can predict the future!
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Peter Chrisp Apr 18
Another . I revisited the Mullingar House, the 'principal bistro' of Finnegans Wake. The extraordinary claim on the plaque is based on Frank Budgen ('All Joyce's elemental shapes are there'). (More about the pub here )
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Peter Chrisp Apr 18
Love your contribution. He doesn't include the obviously phallic Wellington Monument in his description of the Phoenix Park. The closest we get to the male front is 'how olave, that firile, was aplantad in her liveside'
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @PeterChrisp
The grave of Thomas Brady, father of Joe Brady the Invincible, is right next to the O'Donnell memorial. He asked to be buried here, as O’Donnell had avenged his son’s death by killing Carey. It's a new stone, put up in 2018 by the 'Invincibles Reinterment Campaign'
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @PeterChrisp
'Never know who you're talking to...Like that Peter or Denis or James Carey that blew the gaff on the invincibles' A memorial to Patrick O'Donnell, who shot James Carey while they were both on a ship bound for South Africa. O'Donnell was brought back to London and hanged.
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
'The black and blue marks athwart the weald, which now barely is so stripped, indicate the presence of sylvious beltings.' Like Leopold Bloom, HCE is into flagellation.
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @EmojiUlysses
That's not unknown. George Foreman called all his sons George. Maybe Joseph was an impiortant family name.
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @EmojiUlysses
Paddy Hooper was living in London from the 1890s until 1916, so he wouldn't appear in the 1901 Dublin census - he would have been 28 in 1901.
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @PeterChrisp
'LATE LORD MAYOR HARRINGTON (In scarlet robe with mace, gold mayoral chain and lace white silk scarf) ' Circe Timothy Harrington, Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1901-4. He's also in Finnegans Wake in the cluster of Lord Mayors given by their initials at 131.03
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
I wanted to but we only had half an hour before the gates closed. As it was we were rushing from grave to grave. Next time!
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @PeterChrisp
Joseph Hutchinson 1852-1928 (the fifth down) Lord Mayor of Dublin on Bloomsday, but away from the city in Llandudno on Bloomsday we learn in Wandering Rocks. Now resting in Glasnevin.
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @PeterChrisp
'They're gone round to the Oval for a drink. Paddy Hooper is there with Jack Hall. Came over last night.' Paddy Hooper journalist, son of Alderman Hooper, London correspondent of the Freeman's Journal, back in Dublin for a visit in Ulysses, and now resting in Glasnevin.
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @glasnevinmuseum
'What homothetic objects, other than the candlestick, stood on the mantelpiece? ...an embalmed owl, matrimonial gift of Alderman John Hooper.' Ithaca He's in Glasnevin too!
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @PeterChrisp
'All off for a buster...Timothy of the battered naggin' Oxen Timothy O'Brien merchant and banker. 'As an innkeeper, O'Brien was known for his short measures. He used a battered naggin for this and was nicknamed 'The Knight of the Battered Naggin'', says Vivien Igoe.
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @PeterChrisp
'Hereupon Punch Costello dinged with his fist upon the board and would sing a bawdy catch Staboo Stabella about a wench that was put in pod...' Dr Francis 'Punch' Costello, student of midwifery and drinker in Ulysses, now in Glasnevin.
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @glasnevinmuseum
'–Grattan and Flood wrote for this very paper, the editor cried in his face. Irish volunteers. Where are you now?...Who have you now like John Philpot Curran? Psha!' at
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Peter Chrisp Apr 16
Replying to @glasnevinmuseum
'In 1885 he had publicly expressed his adherence to the collective and national economic programme advocated by James Fintan Lalor.' Ithaca. Another of the 150 Ulysses characters buried in Glasnevin
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