Monday, 13 March 2017

Monday, 13 March 2017, Pages 368-370

Our reading stopped at "... Gilligan-Goll." (370.22)

Well, the setting is still the tavern. Four old men are mentioned again.  They represent, depending on who interprets them, as the four evangelists, the four ages Vico mentions, or simply four old men.

There is a 'poem' a la Omar Khayyam, and another that refers to the lyric on drug addiction by Willie the Weeper (whom Joyce refers to as Whooley the Whooper ) and the nursery rhyme, The house that Jack built.

The hen scratching the letter makes another appearance but the Russian General and Buckley are no where to be seen, though we can be dead sure that they will appear soon enough!

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