1. Joyce never, in fact, protested pandying to Conmee.
2. The girl in 'Araby' was Hanna Sheehy.
3. Yeats planted the seed of a modern Ulysses when Joyce was 16.
4. Joyce propositioned E.M. Cleary by postcard in 1902.
5. Also in 1902 he had an intense infatuation for Maud Gonne.
6. His vision of the birdgirl happened on 15 Aug 1902.
7. His intent that evening was to visit Maud Gonne, not AE.
8. His book of epiphanies was arranged in autobiographical order.
9. Richard Best took the National Library job that Joyce wanted in
10. Joyce's poems were dropped from "New Songs" because he demanded
payment from AE.
11. Stannie's Dublin Diary is a forgery.
12. Joyce never worked at Clifton School.
13. Gogarty was still at Oxford on 16 June 1904.
14. The "man of Tone" in 'Holy Office' was Arthur Griffith.
15. The two men Joyce offended on 15 August 1904 were Gogarty and
16. Nora's handjob was on 27 Aug 1904.
17. 'Eveline' was explicitly written to persuade Nora to go to Europe.
18. Gogarty threw Joyce out of the Tower for masturbating.
19. Lucia was named after the birdgirl Lucy.
20. The manuscript Joyce burned in 1912 was _Portait_ not _Stephen
21. He drafted the last two chapters of Ulysses in 1914 while writing
22. He also drafted the first chapters of Ulysses before finishing
23. Mulligan's shavingbrush is chryselephantine.
24. Stephen in Proteus overhears his father's rant (in Hades) via ESP.
25. Bloom's twelve adventures form six concentric pairs.
26. The library chapter (Scylla and Charybdis) was first conceived as
27. Eglinton is Scylla, AE Charybdis, Lyster both, and Best neither.
28. Bloom telepathically intercepts the lust between Boylan and Molly
when he's standing midway between them (in Wandering Rocks).
29. The monetary value Boylan mentions to Miss Dunne is
non-coincidentally identical to Bloom's Freeman pay.
30. Mina Kennedy is avoiding Boylan.
31. Gerty is closer to 13 than 20.
32. Gerty never really leans back
33. Bloom was fired from Hely's for flirting with a nun.
34. Bloom unwittingly gives his condom to Bannon.
35. Macintosh set the fire in Beggar's Bush.
36. Bloom's lucky potato is 57 years old.
37. Bloom never knew his mother.
38. The Circe episode embodies an inventory of rhetorical
39. Stephen's feet lead Bloom across Temple street, following the path
Stephen used to take to Belvedere in 1894.
40. Bloom awakens Stephen's altruism, while Stephen symmetrically
heals an old injury to Bloom's egoism.
41. The furniture was rearranged by the piano deliverymen.
42. Bloom had hidden the key to his bottom drawer among his books.
43. He contemplates suicide before going to bed.
44. He misremembers the year of Rudy's birth.
45. Molly's menstruation parallels the bloodied walls in Homer.
46. Gabler's edition strips off Joyce's last layer of French polish.
47. The seven not-yets in paragraph 2 are in reverse order.
48. 1132 refers to the four cardinal vignettes: Roderick O'Connor and
St Kevin are opposites (1-1), Berkeley betrays Leary to Patrick (3),
Isolde kisses Tristan (2).
49. Joyce's own encounter with a cad took place on 1 February 1922.
50. The sin in the park depicted in III.iv took place in 1908, with
one-year-old Lucia seeing Joyce's erection.
This is all fascinating stuff!; there is so much to think about. Joyce was
the supreme juggler of all time.
Have I missed something here.
What does this actually mean? Without getting a copy down from the shelf is
that the bit where she leans back showing her knickerbockers and ol Bloomy
Surely if Joyce wrote that she leaned back then she did lean back. Unless
you are saying it is based on a real life incident where she didn't lean
back. If so, then the key here is "based on" Joyce of course wrote fiction
not a documentary - he didn't have to stick to facts.
I found Ulysses intensely cerebral with no real heart to be honest with you.
Its as if Joyce writes only with his mind not his heart, an example of a
writer who does write from the heart would be Dickens.
"Alan OBrien" <alaneob...@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
> I found Ulysses intensely cerebral with no real heart to be honest with
> Its as if Joyce writes only with his mind not his heart, an example of a
> writer who does write from the heart would be Dickens.
You could say this of a man allegedly dismissed for flirting with
Of course she could have been a very cerebral nun. Those are
the sexiest kind.
"JimC" <j...@jim-collier.com> wrote in message
The entire book is a tribute to his love for Nora. This may be the
greatest, if not, surely the longest Valentine in existence.
The constant thread of Bloom's jealousy, and painful acceptance of Molly's
infidelity, his sense that he doesn't deserve to be loved by her, is
I guess it's all in the reception.
You appear to be quite the prig.
ObBook: THE PLAGUE by A. Camus
I'd rather say Dickens wrote from the stomach...
"Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're
just making him madder and madder." -- Homer Simpson
"tejas" <tbsa...@infionline.net> wrote in message
I'm threatened with a nerf pandy-bat.
ObBook: PANDY-BATS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
This thread started out with the promise of generating some interesting
discussion about something vaguely literary. It has however, as much
newsgroup discussion does, degenerated into really trivial name calling. I
can't imagine why someone would feel the need to respond like they were 7
years old on a school playground just because someone expressed a differing
opinion but could we please stop.
Joyce said repeatedly that the episode takes place in Bloom's
Tell your mummy she should just stop.
"James Spencer" <jspen...@removethis.charter.net> wrote in message
> >> a writer who does write from the heart would be Dickens.
> > I'd rather say Dickens wrote from the stomach...
> Swift wrote from the spleen.
Why do you say Gertie never leaned back?. By your logic, Gertie may
not have been there at all, nor the fireworks nor the chants to the
Virgin Mary. After Bloom is finished relieving himself and sees she's
"lame", he even says, "Glad I didn't know it when she was on show."
I think Joyce meant that it was only in Bloom's head that Gertie
acknowledged and reciprocated his flirtations, when in fact she noticed
him, but was far from interested ("...she noticed at once that that
foreign gentleman that was sitting on the rocks looking was *Cuckoo
Yah, or maybe the pancreas, given the occasionally excessive sugar content.