From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Her arms: a casque, gules, and blunt spear on a field, sable. An Original Haiku: Unholy threesome/ The Bard, Dark Lady, and Joyce/ Identities shared./ About Giacomo Joyce Canto XLVIII-XLIX The tale is told, although neither that subject nor verb is accurate of what we witnessed. There has been no narrative;Continue reading “(GJ) Cantos XLVIII-XLIX (p.16. ll. 24-27, 31).”
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(GJ) Cantos XLVI-XLVII (p.16, ll.12-16, 20).
From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: …foliage of stars-s-and waning heaven-c-stillness-e-…./ Non hunc sed Barabbam! An Original Haiku: “Give us Barabbas!”/ After pursuing his charge,/ Teacher the victim?/ about Giacomo Joyce Cantos XLVI-XLVII: On first reading, these cantos seem among the simplest of Giacomo Joyce. The simplicity is as deceptive as a Judas kiss. As ever, timeContinue reading “(GJ) Cantos XLVI-XLVII (p.16, ll.12-16, 20).”
(GJ) Canto XLV (p.16, ll. 1-8).
From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Youth has an end: the end is here. It will never be. You know that wen. What then? Write it, damn you, write it! What else are you good for? An Original Haiku: Imperfect, perfect/ Nora carts drunken Jim home/ Insult after harm/ About Giacomo Joyce Canto XLV: VickiContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XLV (p.16, ll. 1-8).”
(GJ) Canto XLIII (p. 15, ll. 8-14).
From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: They spread under my feet carpets for the son of man…. darting at me for an instant out of her sluggish sidelong eyes a jet of liquorish venom. An Original Haiku: Blushing innocent/ Turns insidious viper/ Sacrificial Jim?/ About Giacomo Joyce Canto XLIII: … to revise history for the sake ofContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XLIII (p. 15, ll. 8-14).”
(GJ) Canto XLII (p.15, ll. 1-6).
From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: E col suo vedere attosca l’uomo quando lo vede. (And with her sight, she attacks the man when she sees him.) An Original Haiku: Evil-eyed Basilisk/ Threatens death with poisoned glance/ “Lover” turned menace/ The eyes have it in this canto as Giacomo ferments into Ulysses. There are alms for a blind beggarContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XLII (p.15, ll. 1-6).”
(GJ) Canto XLI (p.14, ll. 10-18).
From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Take her now who will! An Original Haiku: A voice eternal/ Art becomes the creator/ Modernism’s calf/ About Giacomo Joyce Canto XLI Abraham heard the voice of Yahweh at the dawn of religion. Until that moment, there was no precedent for theology or ritual. The deity without predecessor whispers hisContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XLI (p.14, ll. 10-18).”
(GJ) Canto XL (p.14 ll. 1-3).
From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Whirling wreaths of grey vapour upon the heath An Original Haiku: SHE roams ghostlike/ Joycecliff loves inscrutably/ Consumed, unconsumed/ About Cantos XXXVI-XXXIX James Joyce’s obsession lies thwarted on a smokey moor. Social status impeded the lovers, and an accidental relationship leaves only a forbidden and unlucky love. His paragon of feminineContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XL (p.14 ll. 1-3).”
(GJ) Canto XXXIV (p.12, ll. 7-12).
From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: …little runs suddenly broken, little timid cries: it is crying for its mamma, the portly hen. An Original Haiku: Nora wrongly called/ “Refrigerator Mother”/ Sad, remote, withdrawn/ about Canto XXXIV: In a scene that may be real or imagined, an agitated Amalia dressed in a robe but in Joyce’s presence seeksContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XXXIV (p.12, ll. 7-12).”
(GJ) Cantos XXX-XXXI (p.11, ll. 13-19, 22-26).
From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: The housemaid tells me that they had to take her away at once to the hospital, poveretta, that she suffered so much, so much, poveretta, that it is very grave…… I walk away from her empty house. An Original Haiku: In her suffering,/ A sad Joyce exits her home/ Selfish asContinue reading “(GJ) Cantos XXX-XXXI (p.11, ll. 13-19, 22-26).”
(GJ) Canto XXV (p.9, ll. 12-14).
From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: …a leg- stretched web of stocking. Si pol? An Original Haiku: Early Dedalus/ With “silence, cunning, exile”/ An artistic monk./ About Giacomo Joyce XXV: From Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to Ulysses, Stephen Dedalus matures from green to nearly ripe. His philosophy evolved in the earlier work; in the latter, he beginsContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XXV (p.9, ll. 12-14).”
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