James Joyce, Stephen Dedalus, Ulysses

Ep. 40 – Boul’ Mich’

CulotteRougeBon soir, mes amis, et bienvenue a Blooms et Barnacles! Kelly and Dermot discuss Joyce’s disastrous sojourn to Paris as a youth and its parallels to Stephen Dedalus’ recollections of his time in Paris. Discussion topics include the fin de siècle fashion of French symbolist poets, what exactly mou en civet is, Stephen feeling down and out in a French post office, the mockery of saints in Heaven, Stephen’s collection of French pornography, and whether it was Stephen’s mother or his nother mentioned in that fateful telegram.


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Images, left to right: James Joyce, 1902; Arthur Rimbaud as sketched by Paul Verlaine; a cartoon of a French symbolist poet, 1901

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Further Reading:

Bowen, Z. (1974). Musical allusions in the works of James Joyce: Early poetry through Ulysses. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Earle, D. (2003). “Green Eyes, I See You. Fang, I Feel”: The Symbol of Absinthe in “Ulysses”. James Joyce Quarterly,40(4), 691-709. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25477989

Ellmann, R. (1959). James Joyce. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gifford, D., & Seidman, R. J. (1988). Ulysses annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Gilbert, S. (1955). James Joyce’s Ulysses: a study. New York: Vintage Books.

Heininger, J. (1986). Stephen Dedalus in Paris: Tracing the Fall of Icarus in “Ulysses”. James Joyce Quarterly, 23(4), 435-446. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25476758

Joyce, S. (1958). My brother’s keeper: James Joyce’s early years. New York: The Viking Press.

McCourt, J. (2007). Joyce’s Well of Saints. Joyce Studies Annual. 2007, 109-133. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/1818991/Joyces_Well_of_the_Saints




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