Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Sirens/WanderingRocks overlap

[Sirens picks up the barmaids just as the cavalcade is crossing the bridge, so it overlaps a lot of Wandering Rocks, and Bloom's travels are picked up just after the bookshop, long before he decides to enter the restaurant]

Bloowho went by by Moulang's pipes, bearing in his breast the sweets of sin, by Wine's antiques in memory bearing sweet sinful words, by Carroll's dusky battered plate, for Raoul.

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

By Cantwell's offices roved Greaseabloom, by Ceppi's virgins, bright of their oils. Nannetti's father hawked those things about, wheedling at doors as I. Religion pays. Must see him about Keyes's par. Eat first. I want. Not yet. At four, she said. Time ever passing. Clockhands turning. On. Where eat? The Clarence, Dolphin. On. For Raoul. Eat. If I net five guineas with those ads. The violet silk petticoats. Not yet. The sweets of sin.

In came Lenehan. Round him peered Lenehan. Mr Bloom reached Essex bridge. Yes, Mr Bloom crossed bridge of Yessex. To Martha I must write. Buy paper. Daly's. Girl there civil. Bloom. Old Bloom. Blue bloom is on the rye.

Two sheets cream vellum paper one reserve two envelopes when I was in Wisdom Hely's wise Bloom in Daly's Henry Flower bought. Are you not happy in your home? Flower to console me and a pin cuts lo. Means something, language of flow. Was it a daisy? Innocence that is. Respectable girl meet after mass. Thanks awfully muchly. Wise Bloom eyed on the door a poster, a swaying mermaid smoking mid nice waves. Smoke mermaids, coolest whiff of all. Hair streaming: lovelorn. For some man. For Raoul. He eyed and saw afar on Essex bridge a gay hat riding on a jauntingcar. It is. Third time. Coincidence.
Jingling on supple rubbers it jaunted from the bridge to Ormond quay. Follow. Risk it. Go quick. At four. Near now. Out.
— Twopence, sir, the shopgirl dared to say.
— Aha... I was forgetting... Excuse...
— And four.
At four she. Winsomely she on Bloohimwhom smiled. Bloo smi qui go. Ternoon. Think you're the only pebble on the beach? Does that to all. For men.

Between the car and window, warily walking, went Bloom, unconquered hero. See me he might. The seat he sat on: warm. Black wary hecat walked towards Richie Goulding's legal bag, lifted aloft, saluting.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

A symmetry in Wandering Rocks

The 19 subsections of episode 10 introduce many new points of view... but very few of these go all the way to internal monolog: just Father Conmee, Miss Dunne, Tom Kernan and Patsy Dignam, along with two new instances for Stephen, and one for Bloom.

It can't be accidental that these display Joycean mirror-symmetry:

*1FC *18PD
 2CK  17TF
 3os  16BM
 4KB  15MC
 5BB  14SiD
+6AA +13SD   [both Stephen]
*7mD *12TK
 8NL  11DD
 9TL +10LB  [Bloom, at midpoint]

Remarkably, M'Coy also gets a single line of internal monolog in 9TL, completing the pattern.

So we need to look for other hidden symmetries between each of these pairings.

Ep10 opens with Conmee thinking about Patsy. Both see schoolboys with satchels, both look at advertising posters.

Conmee is old, Patsy is young. Miss Dunne and Tom Kernan are solitary workers, female and male.

Lenehan is viewing Bloom outside from the outside, Bloom viewing himself is inside.

Martin is worried about Dignam's family, while the Dedalus girls take care of each other. Both groups are sitting down to refreshments.

Simon inspects Dollard's outfit as Boylan does the shopgirl's.

Corny and the policeman are up to something mysterious together. Farrell is mysteriously agitated.

Molly throws the sailor a coin, Haines buys Mulligan a melange. (The sailor intrudes into the DBC section.)

JJOM has come to Lambert with some trouble, Dilly to Simon for pocketchange.

*1FC *18PD   Telemachus/Penelope
 2CK  17TF   Nestor/Ithaca
 3os  16BM   Proteus/Eumeus
 4KB  15MC   Calypso/Circe
 5BB  14SiD  Lotuseaters/Oxen
+6AA +13SD   Hades/Nausikaa

*7mD *12TK   Eolus/Cyclops
 8NL  11DD   Lestrygonians/Sirens
 9TL +10LB   Scylla/WanderingRocks

Dedalus household = Calypso?
Dilly as Siren/Nausikaa?
Lenehan-on-Bloom vs Stephen-on-Shakespeare?