Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Page 88 (6.142-176) "Tom Kernan... automatic"

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 — Tom Kernan was immense last night, he said. And Paddy Leonard taking him off to his face.

"taking him off" = making fun of him by doing impression
(MC wants to show off?)

— O draw him out, Martin, Mr Power said eagerly. Wait till you hear him, Simon, on Ben Dollard's singing of The Croppy Boy.

"draw him out" = do your impression of him for us
♬ Croppy Boy

see also p231, p246ff

— Immense, Martin Cunningham said pompously. His singing of that simple ballad, Martin, is the most trenchant rendering I ever heard in the whole course of my experience.

— Trenchant, Mr Power said laughing. He's dead nuts on that. And the retrospective arrangement.

"retrospective arrangement" (another pompous phrase TK used, probably to mean 'old-fashioned')

— Did you read Dan Dawson's speech? Martin Cunningham asked.

discussed in the next episode [p119ff]

1901 and 1911

— I did not then, Mr Dedalus said. Where is it?

— In the paper this morning.

(not factual)

Mr Bloom took the paper from his inside pocket. That book I must change for her.

— No, no, Mr Dedalus said quickly. Later on, please.

LB's manners aren't quite up to SiD's standards

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Mr Bloom's glance travelled down the edge of the paper, scanning the deaths: Callan, Coleman, Dignam, Fawcett, Lowry, Naumann, Peake, what Peake is that? is it the chap was in Crosbie and Alleyne's? no, Sexton, Urbright. Inked characters fast fading on the frayed breaking paper.

names not factual
"Peake... Crosbie and Alleyne" see "Counterparts"

"Inked characters fast fading on the frayed breaking paper." (death-image)
cf p28 "Across the page the symbols moved in grave morrice, in the mummery of their letters, wearing quaint caps of squares and cubes. Give hands, traverse, bow to partner: so: imps of fancy of the Moors."
cf p48 "Who ever anywhere will read these written words? Signs on a white field."

Thanks to the Little Flower. Sadly missed. To the inexpressible grief of his. Aged 88 after a long and tedious illness. Month's mind: Quinlan. On whose soul Sweet Jesus have mercy.

It is now a month since dear Henry fled
To his home up above in the sky
While his family weeps and mourns his loss
Hoping some day to meet him on high.

(little or none of this was factually there, but it's all plausible except "and tedious")

I tore up the envelope? Yes. Where did I put her letter after I read it in the bath? He patted his waistcoat pocket. There all right. Dear Henry fled. Before my patience are exhausted.

LB thinks of tearing up the envelope, just before they reach the spot in reverse (p75, 76)
(did he masturbate in the bath, then, as he re-read the letter?)

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National school. Meade's yard. The hazard. Only two there now. Nodding. Full as a tick. Too much bone in their skulls. The other trotting round with a fare. An hour ago I was passing there. The jarvies raised their hats.

StreetView now (is it really several blocks from the school to the yard?)
"Only two there" (why not 'here'?)
"The other" = there had been three (can we identify the fare?)
"hats" = back to the present

there's a big timberyard before the school, on the left, but it must be a different one than the Meade's he passed on p74
1909 map

A pointsman's back straightened itself upright suddenly against a tramway standard by Mr Bloom's window. Couldn't they invent something automatic

"back" [objective 3rd-person]
"standard" = generally, any vertical pole with something at its apex; here, a telephone pole holding tramwires?
since the tramway standards were in the middle of the street, Bloom ought to be in the 1:00 or 5:00 position [debate]

counterargument: the pointsmen were stationed where tramroutes diverged or merged, here just past Westland Row where the tramroute that blocked his view earlier merged onto Gt Brunswick. so the standard might have been on the Westland Row side?



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