Episode-1-Telemachus

Episode-1-Telemachus

If-you-know-anything-about-Ulysses-you-might-know-that-it-bears-a-strong-family-resemblance-to-Homer’s-Odyssey.-Joyce-transposes-elements-of-the-ancient-story-to-one-day-in-the-life-of-Dublin-a-warm-June-day-in-1904.-Telemachus-is-the-son-of-Odysseus-that’s-Ulysses-to-you-if-you’re-Roman-and-when-you-meet-him-he-is-desperate-to-do-something-about-the-horde-of-suitors-that-is-waiting-to-marry-his-mother-and-despoiling-his-home.-He-doesn’t-remember-his-father-who’s-been-gone-for-a-very-long-time.-But-if-you-just-pick-up-Joyce’s-novel-you-have-no-idea-that-the-first-episode-is-called-“Telemachus.”-Nor-for-that-matter-do-you-know-that-its-June-16-1904-800-a.m.-or-a-Thursday.-It-takes-hundreds-of-pages-to-figure-this-out.-But-we-bring-it-to-you-on-a-platter-The-word-“Telemachus”-appears-nowhere-in-the-book.-Joyce-had-Homeric-titles-for-all-of-the-18-episodes-however-and-he-used-them-regularly-when-talking-about-the-book-with-his-friends.-In-1920-he-created-a-“schema”-for-his-friend-and-writer-and-critic-Carlo-Linati-which-would-quickly-become-the-first-of-many-tools-for-reading-the-book

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