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Ivy Day in the Committee Room (short story)

  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 19 pages

Ivy Day in the Committee Room is a 1914 short story by notable Irish author James Joyce. - AsNotedIn

Old Jack raked the cinders together with a piece of cardboard and spread them judiciously over the whitening dome of coals. When the dome was thinly covered his face lapsed into darkness but, as he set himself to fan the fire again, his crouching shadow ascended the opposite wall and his face slowly re-emerged into light. It was an old man's face, very bony and hairy.

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  • Charles Stewart Parnell, He is dead. Our Uncrowned King is dead. O, Erin, mourn with grief and woe.
  • Edward VII, Do you think now after what he did Parnell was a fit man to lead us? And why, then, would we do it for Edward the Seventh?

  • Dublin, Province of Leinster Mr O'Connor had been engaged by Tierney's agent to canvass one part of the ward but, as the weather was inclement and his boots let in the wet, he spent a great part of the day sitting by the fire in the Committee Room in Wicklow Street with Jack.
  • Dublin, Province of Leinster The working-man is not going to drag the honour of Dublin in the mud to please a German monarch.
  • Mansion House, Dublin, Dublin "What do you think of a Lord Mayor of Dublin sending out for a pound of chops for his dinner? How's that for high living?" says he. "Wisha! wisha," says I. "A pound of chops," says he, "coming into the Mansion House."


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1914/06/00 James Joyce Author "Ivy Day in the Committee Room" by James Joyce is published.

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Particulars for Ivy Day in the Committee Room (short story):
Politics Canvasser, Election worker a person who tries to persuade people to vote for or support someone or something
Attribute Denude strip something of its covering, possessions, or assets - make bare
Music Attribute Falsetto a method of voice production used by male singers, especially tenors, to sing notes higher than their normal range
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Domestic Hob a flat metal shelf at the side or back of a fireplace, having its surface level with the top of the grate and used especially for heating pans.
Human Attribute Impudence not showing due respect for another person
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Area of Significance Politics-government
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Beer style Stout a kind of strong, dark beer brewed with roasted malt or barley

Original Language: English

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