(U) Ulysses “Aeolus,” Episode 7 ~pp 115-48.

“Aeolus: Black and While and Red All Over” copyright@don ward 2020

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

  • Title: Aeolus
  • Scene: The Newspaper
  • Time: 12 noon
  • Organ: Lungs
  • Art: Rhetoric
  • Colour: Red
  • Symbol: Editor
  • Technic: Enthymemic

Some Favorite Quotes among Many

” Anne Kearns has the lumbago for which she rubs on Lourdes water given her by a lady who got a bottleful from a passionist father. Florence McCabe takes a crubeen and a bottle of double X for supper every Saturday.”

The Pisgah Sight of Palestine or Parable of the Plums

“He took off his silk hat and, blowing out impatiently his bushy moustache, welshcombed his hair with raking fingers” [Simon Dedalus, modeled after John S. Joyce who was a part-time canvasser for the Freeman’s Journal (S. Joyce 63)]
“We think of Rome, imperial, imperious, imperative. He extended elocutionary arms from frayed stained shirtcuffs, pausing;…” (Myles Crawford)

Sprezzatura in the newsroom

“The Jews in the wilderness and on the mountaintop said: It is meet to be here. Let us build an altar to Jehovah. The Roman, like the Englishman who follows in his footsteps, brought to every new shore on which he set his foot (on our shore he never set it) only his cloacal obsession. He gazed about him in his toga and he said: It is meet to be here. Let us construct a watercloset.”

Joyce’s comment on the greatest contribution of the  British Empire to civilization


—Onehandled adulterer, he said smiling grimly. That tickles me, I must say.

—Tickled the old ones too, Myles Crawford said, if the God Almighty’s truth was known.

Joyce balances the self-conscious, heavy poetry of Proteus with the increasingly comic and vulgar headlines of Aeolus.

Appended materials are italicized. Text copyright @ don ward 2019, copyright pending@ don ward 2022. 

What’s Important?

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copyright @ don ward, 2020


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