(U) Ulysses, “Lestrygonians,” Episode 8~pp 149-81.

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

  • Title: Lestrygonians
  • Scene: The Lunch
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Organ: Esophagus
  • Art: Architecture
  • Colour: (none)
  • Symbol: Constables
  • Technic: Peristaltic

Delicious Quotes among Many Favorites

“Bloo…Me? No. Blood of the Lamb.”

          says Bloom as he misreads the flyer about the coming of Elijah.

  —-He doesn’t buy cream on the ads he picks up. You can make bacon of that.    

             Dubliners gustative questioning of the source of Mr. Leopold Bloom’s income  

Look at his mouth. Could whistle in his own ear.

            Nosey Flynn’s cubist mouth and ear according to symmetrical Bloom  

That last pagan king of Ireland, Cormac, in the school poem choked himself at Sletty southward of the Boyne. Wonder what he was eating. Something galoptious. Saint Patrick converted him to Christianity. Couldn’t swallow it all however.  

            Bloom’s clever but somewhat inaccurate recollection of Cormac’s last meal.

Prepare to receive cavalry. Prepare to receive soup.

            Orders to infantry and hungry diners  

He’s a caution to rattlesnakes.

             Josie Breen regarding her husband  

Ignorant as a kish of brogues (basket of clumsy shoes)

            Bloom’s assessment of fishmonger Micky Hanlon  

What’s Important?

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