(M) Joyce’s Modernism and Text World Theory

She-he, I-my dolores.  A siren lures Bloom, and he succumbs. Depression sucks him into a song that reminds him of Molly’s infidelity, his solitude, and Blazes Boylan’s betrayal. Ignorance shields readers from Poldy’s ponderings. They are protected from second-hand seduction because Pondering-Poldy doesn’t decode or explain his stream of consciousness for the readers’ benefit. BloomContinue reading “(M) Joyce’s Modernism and Text World Theory”

(Da) Virag’s Suicide: Tears Bloom

6 Not apple-trees were there, but thorns with poison. 7 Such tangled thickets have not, nor so dense,  8 Those savage wild beasts, that in hatred hold  9 ‘Twixt Cecina and Corneto the tilled places. (Longfellow, canto xiii)   In Dante’s Inferno, the poet gives his greatest attention to suicides who are violent due toContinue reading “(Da) Virag’s Suicide: Tears Bloom”

(U) Ulysses “Hades,”Episode 6~pp 86-114.

    Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses Title: Hades Scene: The Graveyard Hour: 11 a.m. Organ: Heart Art: Religion Colour: White, Black Symbol: Caretaker Technic: Incubism Favorite Quotes among Many “Get up! Last day! Then every fellow mousing around for his liver and his lights and the rest of his traps. Find damnContinue reading “(U) Ulysses “Hades,”Episode 6~pp 86-114.”