On 4 June 1902 Cranly took Stephen Dedalus to the races at Leopardstown. In the ‘Nestor’ episode of Ulysses, Stephen’s thoughts turn to 4 June 1902, the day Cranly took him to Leopardstown Racecourse. On that day the horse Fair Rebel, by Circassian out of Liberty, owned by WP Cullen, was the even-money favourite, and […]
[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 […]
[cf. Gabler 20: 1-5; 1922 24:1-5] Stephen is teaching a class in a private (as we’d say in the US) boys’ school not far from the tower where we were in Episode 1. We’re in the middle of a lesson about Pyrrhus, a Greek general who fought against the Romans in the 3rd century BC. […]
Fathers of Western Thought continue their guest blog for the James Joyce Centre, with songs and lyrics based on Ulysses. These songs are based on the first three chapters of the novel. Invisibility (Telemachus) Invisibility (Telemachus) by FathersOfWesternThoughtJJ Lyrics I am the boy That can enjoy Invisibility Chrysostomos! Omphalos! I am the boy That can […]
Stephen Dedalus is the Telamachus character of Joyce’s Odyssey. He is best known for his moody brooding and lives mostly inside of his own head.