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[singlepic id=72 w=320 h=240 float=left] [Cf. 1922 5:20-27, Gabler 1:86-94] We get an important glimpse of Stephen here, as we learn that he refused to pray for his mother at her deathbed. What kind of a**hole doesn’t obey his dying mother’s wish to pray with her? Discuss. I mean, yes, Stephen is an Artist of […]

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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 […]