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

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

(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”