The underworld is perhaps the most important motif in mythology and literature – tied up with ideas about life, the afterlife, belief, culture, storytelling, and the psyche, it’s the setting of humanity’s reckoning with the ephemeral nature of mortality.
As writers, we can use the motif of the underworld in two aspects:
The underworld as world of adventure
The underworld as world of the dead
For this nicely, numerically repetitive Bloomsday (which happens to fall on a Thursday, like the original in 1904), I thought I would put together a list of resources for those who (like me) have been putting off the pleasure of reading James Joyce’s Ulysses. Bloomsday, in case you’ve forgotten, is the day on which the events… Read More
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