Calypso 0043

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Milly’s letter elicits pity from her father; or perhaps it’s the recollection of Rudy from the previous page–it reminds me too of Bloom thinking about how Molly has lost her Spanish; there was pity there as well.  The letter, resting on the table, brings forth a series of thoughts; Bloom’s home life, especially the female members of his family, evoke complicated emotions, “troubled affection,” as we see here.


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