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[singlepic id=92 w=320 h=240 float=left] [Cf. 1922 6:7-28; Gabler 1:112-134] Mulligan is fencing with Stephen fairly aggressively here.  He is by turns generous and condescending, surprisingly dismissive and admiring, charming and intolerable. One thing that strikes me on reading this passage is Mulligan’s none-too-subtle playing of “the class card” with Stephen. “Dogsbody” has all kinds […]

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[singlepic id=71 w=320 h=240 float=left] [cf. 1922 5.18, Gabler 1.85] A moment ago, Mulligan was quoting Swinburne when he referred to the sea as our “great sweet mother.”  He’s modulated into George William Russell a/k/a AE, who often referred to nature as the Mighty Mother. Russell was a preeminent literary figure in turn of the […]

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[singlepic id=82 w=320 h=240 float=left] [Cf. 1922: 5:2-15; Gabler 1:67-80]Stephen has just been complaining about Haines and his nightmare. Mulliganis changing the topic, staying on his tear about “Hellenization.”Mulligan jokingly suggests that the new art color for Irish poets is “snotgreen.”  The color green is not a trivial thing to the Irish, especially not in […]

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