(U) Ulysses, “Sirens,” Episode 11~pp 252-86.

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

  • Title: Sirens
  • Scene: The Concert Room
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Organ: Ear
  • Art: Music
  • Colour: (none)
  • Symbol: Barmaids
  • Technic: Fuga per canonem

Lyrical quotes among many favorites

I carried wax along the line and laid it 
thick on their ears. They tried me up, then, plumb
amidships, back to the mast, lashed to the mast,
and took themselves again to rowing.
Odysseus renders his crew deaf protecting them from the deadly lure of
the Sirens. In the Ormond, only deaf Pat is immune to the Sirens' song.
"Bald Pat at a sign drew nigh. A pen and ink. He went. A pad. He went. 
A pad to blot. He heard, deaf Pat."
Pat percusses the hoofbeat of the carriage nag.
"Tenors get women by the score."
A musical score drives the organization of the episode, and tenors, 

What’s Important?

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