Reader's Guide: Nestor 004

[cf. Gabler 20: 11-17; 1922 24:11-17] Cochrane has forgotten the location of the seminal Pyrrhic victory: Aesculum. For fun: here’s a computer game simulation of the battle: He manages to remember the general’s words, or at least one variant of them. This causes Stephen to ruminate further on history: the accomplishments of a legendary general reduced […]

Reader's Guide: Nestor 003

  [cf. Gabler 20: 1-5; 1922 24:1-5]   The “Nestor” chapter is undergirded by ideas of history and memory, allusions to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce’s novel published prior to Ulysses;and evocations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, whose titular character provides constant comparison and self-identification for Stephen.  If there is one idea […]