Sunday, July 20, 2014

[The heart and job motifs in Ulysses-Hades]

[We Joyceans and other scholars need to recalibrate our 'inner editors' to take account of the now essentially free bandwidth of the Internet. For example, here are all the occurrences of the word 'heart' in the Hades episode, whose organ is the heart, followed by references to jobs and job-loss from the same episode.]

He took it to heart, pined away.

-- Breakdown, Martin Cunningham said. Heart.

Breakdown. Heart.

They used to drive a stake of wood through his heart in the grave.

Wear the heart out of a stone, that.

Vain in her heart of hearts.

But his heart is buried in Rome. How many broken hearts are buried here, Simon!

That touches a man's inmost heart.

Your heart perhaps but what price the fellow in the six feet by two with his toes to the daisies? No touching that. Seat of the affections. Broken heart. A pump after all, pumping thousands of gallons of blood every day. One fine day it gets bunged up: and there you are. Lots of them lying around here: lungs, hearts, livers. Old rusty pumps: damn the thing else.

It's pure goodheartedness: damn the thing else.

Cracking his jokes too: warms the cockles of his heart.

Shows the profound knowledge of the human heart.

They ought to have some law to pierce the heart and make sure or an electric clock or a telephone in the coffin and some kind of a canvas airhole.

The mourners took heart of grace, one by one, covering themselves without show.

Mr Bloom walked unheeded along his grove by saddened angels, crosses, broken pillars, family vaults, stone hopes praying with upcast eyes, old Ireland's hearts and hands.

The Sacred Heart that is: showing it. Heart on his sleeve. Ought to be sideways and red it should be painted like a real heart.

Heart of gold really.


Job seems to suit them.

Unclean job.

Had to refuse the Greystones concert.

Good job Milly never got it.

Peake, what Peake is that? is it the chap was in Crosbie and Alleyne's? no

Couldn't they invent something automatic so that the wheel itself much handier? Well but that fellow would lose his job then? Well but then another fellow would get a job making the new invention?

Wonder why he was struck off the rolls... Terrible comedown, poor wretch! Kicked about like snuff at a wake. O'Callaghan on his last legs.

 -- A poor lookout for Corny, Mr Power added.

I often told poor Paddy he ought to mind that job. John Henry is not the worst in the world.
-- How did he lose it? Ned Lambert asked. Liquor, what?
-- Many a good man's fault, Mr Dedalus said with a sigh.

He must be fed up with that job, shaking that thing over all the corpses they trot up.

Come forth, Lazarus! And he came fifth and lost the job.

Wasn't he in the stationery line?
-- Yes, he was, he said, in Wisdom Hely's. A traveller for blottingpaper.

    -- Charley, Hynes said writing. I know. He was on the Freeman once.
So he was before he got the job in the morgue under Louis Byrne.

Got the run.

Got the shove, all of them.

Dignam used to be In his office.

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