Wednesday, November 20, 2013

General themes

"I think that we will learn again how to describe at great length an old man wandering among enchanted islands, his return home at last, his slow gathering vengeance, a flitting shape of a goddess, and a flight of arrows..." --WB Yeats, May 1899
Literary theory is bunk, benefiting only grad students.

If it requires more than one tweet to convey, someone's yanking your chain.

That said, Joyce must be assumed to have known and parodied every literary theory available to him.

There's no doubt he constructed Ulysses with deep parallels to Homer's Odyssey. [Homeric schemata]


stream of consciousness [D Richardson]

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