On 17 August 1878 Oliver St John Gogarty was born. Gogarty and Joyce met in 1902, and lived together at the Martello Tower in Sandycove briefly in 1904. Gogarty was the model for the character Buck Mulligan in Ulysses. Gogarty was born at 5 Rutland (now Parnell) Square, the eldest of four children of Henry […]
[singlepic id=167 w=320 h=240 float=left] This page made me smile when I first saw it–there’s not much happening, but it gives a visual dimension to a moment in the novel that I had never really thought about visually, even after reading this chapter many, many times. Rob’s drawing emphasizes how the scene moves from an […]
[singlepic id=48 w=320 h=240 float=left] [cf. Gabler 3:1, 1922 p. 3] Some pudgy guy is carrying a bowl to the top of a tower. So begins the most important novel of the twentieth century. A ceremony of sorts is about to happen. This is not our first main character, but is instead a secondary one–this […]
[singlepic id=47 w=320 h=240 float=left] This is what we in the business call an “establishing shot.” It shows us where the story is about to begin–a little round tower overlooking the sea. The tower is called a Martello Tower. It’s a real place, and Joyce really lived there for about a week in September of […]
[singlepic id=37 w=320 h=240 float=right]Buck Mulligan is the antagonist of the Telemachus episode. He attempts to maintain superiority over Stephen Dedalus through mockery and other subtle bullying tactics.