History Literature / Ulysses

12th Jun '16 10:23:27 AM JulianLapostat
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* HyperlinkStory: The famous "wandering rocks" section (Chapter 10 of Book 2) is a series of vignettes that briefly looks at various supporting and side characters (including some from ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}''). The novel has a whole is very much about Leopold, Stephen and Molly but this section influenced and inspired attempts to do novel-length attempts at an ensemble cast, most notably John Dos Passos' ''USA Trilogy''.
6th Jun '16 9:17:00 AM 06tele
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* TheGadfly: Stephen is absolutely this in the library chapter. After outlining, at great length in the most elliptical possible way, his theory that Shakespeare wrote ''Hamlet'' as a response to his wife's infidelity, he's asked straight out if he believes his own theory. He says "No."
6th Jun '16 9:06:46 AM 06tele
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* TheReveal: In Nausicaa, when we find out [[spoiler: Gerty is lame in one leg]], to hilarious effect.

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* TheReveal: In Nausicaa, when we find out [[spoiler: Gerty is lame in one leg]], to hilarious effect.poignant effect (although it's also pretty funny, as Bloom has been leching on her for several pages and he now feels more than usually guilty about it.)
4th Jun '16 2:10:18 AM TheBigBopper
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Creator/JamesJoyce's book, his second novel, was first published in serialized form from 1918 to 1920, then collected in book form and republished in 1922. The actual ''story'' can be jotted on the back of a matchbox. Taking place in a single day - June 16th 1904 - in [[TheCity Dublin]], ''Ulysses'' follows the daily routine of three people: young and jaded would-be artist Stephen Dedalus, passive outsider Leopold Bloom and his sensual, unfaithful wife Molly. As Stephen and Leopold wander the streets of Dublin, Molly lies in bed all day and cheats on her husband. Eventually, Leopold saves Stephen from a beating at the hands of British soldiers and invites him home to recuperate. Stephen visits his home, but declines to stay the night and Leopold joins Molly in bed.

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Creator/JamesJoyce's book, his second novel, was first published in serialized form from 1918 to 1920, then collected in book form and republished in 1922. The actual ''story'' can be jotted on the back of a matchbox. Taking place in a single day - June 16th 1904 - in [[TheCity Dublin]], ''Ulysses'' follows the daily routine of three people: young and jaded would-be artist Stephen Dedalus, passive outsider Leopold Bloom Bloom, and his sensual, unfaithful wife Molly. As Stephen and Leopold wander the streets of Dublin, Molly lies in bed all day and cheats on her husband. Eventually, Leopold saves Stephen from a beating at the hands of British soldiers and invites him home to recuperate. Stephen visits his home, but declines to stay the night and Leopold joins Molly in bed.
3rd Jun '16 1:25:57 AM PaulA
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* BeigeProse: Dropped in, as if from nowhere, late in ''Ulysses'', a conversation done in the style of a catechism (question-and-answer enquiry used in Church).


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* TheCity: Joyce claimed that if it was destroyed you could ''rebuild'' Dublin from the detail in ''Ulysses''.


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* TwiceToldTale: Of ''The Odyssey''.
4th May '16 3:17:16 AM 06tele
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* FoodPorn: Deconstructed in the ''Lestrygonians'' chapter, where Bloom is hungry and is constantly thinking about food, but can't bring himself to eat in Burton's because of the sight of all the other diners shovelling food into themselves. When Bloom finally gets some lunch, Joyce makes a cheese sandwich and a glass of wine seem like the most delicious lunch ever.

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* FoodPorn: Deconstructed in the ''Lestrygonians'' chapter, where Bloom is hungry and is constantly thinking about food, but can't bring himself to eat in Burton's because of he's disgusted by the sight of all the other diners shovelling food into themselves. munching away. When Bloom finally gets some lunch, something to eat, Joyce makes a cheese sandwich and a glass of wine seem like the most delicious lunch ever.
4th May '16 3:15:40 AM 06tele
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* SirSwearsALot: Private Carr, the soldier who punches Stephen.
-->'''Private Carr''': I'll wring the neck of any fucking bastard says a word against my bleeding fucking king.
4th May '16 3:13:17 AM 06tele
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* TheSoCalledCoward: Bloom hates violence and confrontation, and spends most of the book deliberately not calling people out on various kinds of {{Jerkass}} behaviour. But then a guy he barely knows (Stephen) gets into an argument with two drunk and very aggressive British soldiers, and instead of running away Bloom steps up and tries to defuse the situation. When the soldier punches Stephen to the ground, Bloom gets thoroughly pissed off:
-->'''Bloom''': [''angrily''] You hit him without provocation. I'm a witness. Constable, take his regimental number.
4th May '16 2:53:36 AM 06tele
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* SatiatingSandwich: Bloom's lunchtime Gorgonzola sandwich is this for him.
4th May '16 2:50:26 AM 06tele
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* FoodPorn: Deconstructed in the ''Lestrygonians'' chapter, where Bloom is hungry and is constantly thinking about food, but can't bring himself to eat in Burton's because of the sight of all the other diners shovelling food into themselves. When Bloom finally gets some lunch, Joyce makes a cheese sandwich and a glass of wine seem like the most delicious lunch ever.


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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Bloom's is offal, or what's sometimes called in the US "variety meats", to the point where he's actually introduced in terms of what he likes to eat:
-->''Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart,\\
liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods' roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.''
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