Monday, November 3, 2014

Page 249 (11.140-180) "She sipped... to greaseabloom."

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She sipped distastefully her brew, hot tea, a sip, sipped sweet tea.

(if they added milk how is it still hot?)

— Here he was, Miss Douce said, cocking her bronze head three quarters, ruffling her nosewings. Hufa! Hufa!

mimicry motif

Shrill shriek of laughter sprang from Miss Kennedy's throat. Miss Douce huffed and snorted down her nostrils that quivered imperthnthn like a snout in quest.

a fox burying its grandmother?

pig rooting for truffles??

— O! shrieking, Miss Kennedy cried. Will you ever forget his goggle eye?

he ogled them, but was too unattractive to get away with flirting

Miss Douce chimed in in deep bronze laughter, shouting:

— And your other eye!

(there's an unresolved nuance here, i think-- could they be joking about their genitals???)

Marie Lloyd made her 'Wink the Other Eye' song scandalous by the way she winked, the lyrics hint that so-called 'other-eye' winks somehow signal scandalous intent

the tune has outlasted the lyrics


lyrics and sheetmusic


Bloowhose dark eye read Aaron Figatner's name. Why do I always think Figather? Gathering figs I think. And Prosper Loré's huguenot name. By Bassi's blessed virgins Bloom's dark eyes went by. Bluerobed, white under, come to me. God they believe she is: or goddess. Those today. I could not see. That fellow spoke. A student. After with Dedalus' son. He might be Mulligan. All comely virgins. That brings those rakes of fellows in: her white.

59yo in 1911

Bassi's virgins vs Ceppi's (below)?

cf BM on LB, p192: "His pale Galilean eyes were upon her mesial groove."

By went his eyes. The sweets of sin. Sweet are the sweets.

Of sin.

In a giggling peal young goldbronze voices blended, Douce with Kennedy your other eye. They threw young heads back, bronze gigglegold, to let freefly their laughter, screaming, your other, signals to each other, high piercing notes.

Ah, panting, sighing. Sighing, ah, fordone their mirth died down.

fordone = undone

Miss Kennedy lipped her cup again, raised, drank a sip and gigglegiggled. Miss Douce, bending again over the teatray, ruffled again her nose and rolled droll fattened eyes. Again Kennygiggles, stooping her fair pinnacles of hair, stooping, her tortoise napecomb showed, spluttered out of her mouth her tea, choking in tea and laughter, coughing with choking, crying:


— O greasy eyes! Imagine being married to a man like that, she cried. With his bit of beard!

(again, not Bloom)

goggle eye + greasy nose → greasy eyes

Douce gave full vent to a splendid yell, a full yell of full woman, delight, joy, indignation.

(high praise-- cf Nora?)

— Married to the greasy nose! she yelled.

Shrill, with deep laughter, after bronze in gold, they urged each other to peal after peal, ringing in changes, bronzegold, goldbronze, shrilldeep, to laughter after laughter. And then laughed more. Greasy I knows. Exhausted, breathless, their shaken heads they laid, braided and pinnacled by glossycombed, against the counterledge. All flushed (O!), panting, sweating (O!), all breathless.

I knows = eye nose (FW anticipated)

Married to Bloom, to greaseabloom.

(did Molly err, then?)




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