"Eveline" belongs to "Dubliners", a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914.
The initial stories in the collection are narrated by children as protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people.
Eveline is the 4th story and it is about this young girl, planning to abadon her family with her lover, Frank, a sailor. At the dock where she and Frank are ready to embark on a ship together, Eveline is deeply conflicted and makes the painful decision not to leave with him. Those in the set are story's final words.
"Dubliners" is no doubt the little masterpiece of a genius.
Yes, this set is exactly what I wrote: a shameless homage to myself. Let me say I earned it :) As for the word "invicta", it's the feminine of "invictus", a Latin word meaning "unconquered" and the title of a stunning poem by William Ernest Henley, a poem I hold in my heart.
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
Inspired by The Ornamentalist http://www.ornamentalist.net/2011/05/riot-of-color-in-baghdad.html the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/world/middleeast/15baghdad.html wishing Baghdad a new era of peace, prosperity and art!
Do you think economics is boring? You probably never read Tim Harford :) Mr. Harford is a columnist for the Financial Times and author of several best-sellers. He is the only economist who run a problem page where readers can address him asking advices for every single problem thay have. And I mean what I wrote: they ask about love, parking, family issues and much more. Oh, I forgot to tell you that Mr Harford, according to me, is a genius :) Here's his article that inspired my set: http://timharford.com/2011/05/only-mervyn-king-and-the-tooth-fairy/ You can find more Tim Harford here: http://timharford.com/