(U) Episode 17: “Ithaca,” ~pp 650-722.

“More Things on Heaven and Earth….” copyright @ don ward, 2020

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses

  • Title: Ithaca
  • Scene: The House
  • Time: 2 a.m.
  • Organ: Skeleton
  • Art: Science
  • Colour: (none)
  • Symbol: Comets
  • Technic: Catechism (impersonal)

Several favorites among many astronomical quotes

“ …heterogeneous society of arbitrary classes, incessantly rearranged in terms of greater and lesser social inequality, of unbiassed homogeneous indisputable justice, tempered with mitigants of the widest possible latitude but exactable to the uttermost farthing with confiscation of estate, real and personal, to the crown. Loyal to the highest constituted power in the land, actuated by an innate love of rectitude his aims would be the strict maintenance of public order, the repression of many abuses though not of all simultaneously (every measure of reform or retrenchment being a preliminary solution to be contained by fluxion in the final solution), the upholding of the letter of the law (common, statute and law merchant) against all traversers in covin and trespassers acting in contravention of bylaws and regulations, all resuscitators (by trespass and petty larceny of kindlings) of venville rights, obsolete by desuetude, all orotund instigators of international persecution,….”

Bloom’s utopia

“ She disliked umbrella with rain, he liked woman with umbrella, she disliked new hat with rain, he liked woman with new hat, he bought new hat with rain, she carried umbrella with new hat.”

Bloom on managing Molly

“ That as a competent keyless citizen he had proceeded energetically from the unknown to the known through the incertitude of the void..”

A summary of the access to 7 Eccles Street– and of Bloom’s day in Dublin

What’s Important

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