James Joyce’s love letters are guaranteed to scar you for life.

By July 20, 2018Authors, Literature

James Joyce wrote some fascinating and disturbing love letters to his ‘dirty little fuckbird’, Nora Barnacle, back in 1904. We tried to hint at the content of these perverted correspondence in Kath’s James Joyce facts blog but couldn’t bring ourselves to print any of the very raunchy bits.

To be perfectly frank, we still can’t pluck up the courage to even copy and paste some passages. All we can do is show you a snippet with the worst edited out, and send the most curious of you over to The Paris Review so you can see the depravity for yourself. Prepare yourself… It is a little nauseating.




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