Where were the several members of the company which with Bloom that day at the bidding of that peal had travelled from Sandymount in the south to Glasnevin in the north?

Martin Cunningham (in bed), Jack Power (in bed), Simon Dedalus (in bed), Ned Lambert (in bed), Tom Kernan (in bed), Joe Hynes (in bed), John Henry Menton (in bed), Bernard Corrigan (in bed), Patsy Dignam (in bed), Paddy Dignam (in the grave).
 

catalog

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It's great isn't it. I love how it's all connected as well, each one flows to the next, but then there's sharp/surprising changes in direction as well.

"What impeded Bloom from giving Stephen counsels of hygiene and prophylactic to which should be added suggestions concerning a preliminary wetting of the head and contraction of the muscles with rapid splashing of the face and neck and thoracic and epigastric region in case of sea or river bathing, the parts of the human anatomy most sensitive to cold being the nape, stomach and thenar or sole of foot?

The incompatibility of aquacity with the erratic originality of genius.

What additional didactic counsels did he similarly repress?

Dietary: concerning the respective percentage of protein and caloric energy in bacon, salt ling and butter, the absence of the former in the lastnamed and the abundance of the latter in the firstnamed."

If I was gonna recommend anyone read a single chapter, it would be this one. But I don't know if the power of it would be diminished by reading it on its own, cos it sort of works well cos of what you already know about everything that's gone on.
 

luka

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Read a nice bit today where he goes into an eating house feels disgusted by watching men eat, goes to the pub for a cheese sandwich instead
 

suspended

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“…the author fell back on the well-known consultation James Joyce had with Carl Jung with regard to Joyce’s schizophrenically ill daughter. Jung explained about the loosening of associations in the disease, to which Joyce replied that this precisely was what he did in his writing. To which Jung replied, “Yes, but you are swimming in it; your daughter is drowning.”
 

linebaugh

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I read up to Odysseus' return to Ithaca before I read Ulysses and have a general idea of the rest of the story. And I didn't really think about it at all whilst reading the book.
I might start it then. Almost done so a few times in the past year but I can sense you getting smarter than me and thats all the motivation I need
 
I'm about ten pages from the end now. It's remarkable how close he's managed to get to authentic internal monologue. It's not quite as scrambled as it is irl, but it's not too far off. You certainly get the sense of fluidity; thoughts whizzing by, looping back, veering off on tangents, the intrusion of the physical. Reminds me of what Gaddis does with dialogue. It's close to enough to reality that it almost ends up feeling stylised.
 

linebaugh

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It's remarkable how close he's managed to get to authentic internal monologue. It's not quite as scrambled as it is irl, but it's not too far off. You certainly get the sense of fluidity; thoughts whizzing by, looping back, veering off on tangents, the intrusion of the physical. Reminds me of what Gaddis does with dialogue. It's close to enough to reality that it almost ends up feeling stylised.
Ive been telling you to read faulkner for a year straight
 

IdleRich

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I'd like to read Sanctuary which some say is the basis for Balabanov's Cargo 200 (though he claimed it was based on real events).
 
Pound at Joyce's grave.

 
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