(U) Ulysses, “Nausicaa,” Episode 13~pp 340-76

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

  • Title: Nausicaa
  • Scene: The Rocks
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Organ: Eye, Nose
  • Art: Painting
  • Colour: Grey, Blue
  • Symbol: Virgin
  • Technic: Tumescence, detumescence

New material (2022) is italicized.

A Few Explosive Quotes among Many

“With all the heart of her she longs to be his only, his affianced bride for riches for poor, in sickness in health, till death us two part, from this to this day forward.”

The Narrator in the Voice of Gerty MacDowell


"Then all melted away dewily in the grey air: all was silen. Ah! 
She glanced at him as she bent forward quickly, a pathetic little
glance of piteous protest, of shy reproach under which he coloured
like a girl He was leaning back against the rock behind. Leopold
Bloom (for it is he) stands silent, with bowed head before those
young guileless eyes. What a brute he had been!" The Narrator's assessment of Bloom's behavior


“A lost long candle wandered up the sky from Mirus bizarre in 
search of funds for Mercer’s Hospital and broke, drooping, and shed
a cluster of violet but one white stars. They floated, fell they
faded. The shepherd’s hour the hour of holding: hour of tryst”

An example of Budgen’s parallel of Joyce’s writing to the paintings of Matisse’s ‘instantaneous shots of life'” (213).

All quiet on Howth now. The distant hills seem. Where we. The rhododendrons. I am a fool perhaps. He gets the plums, and I the plumstones. Where I come in. All that old hill has seen. Names change: that’s all. Lovers: yum yum.

Bloom remembers Molly and resents Boylan.

What’s Important?

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