Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

Ulysses - Preparation Ground

Back to work on Ulysses - Joyce is a piece of work, isn't he? Decided that I will concentrate on 'Exploring the theme of Sex' in Ulysses - because there is so much of it.  Either 'repressed turned strange' or 'freaky exhibitionism'. Though reading through the 'Lestrigonian' chapter reminds me a lot of his letters with Nora Barnacle which had the class thoroughly silenced (somethings cannot be 'unread'). My former lecturer (and now firm friend) is not pro Joyce and I thought of her when I saw this cover

A lot of hallucinagenic 'modernist' stuff which I have to not be so 'anachronistic' about - as in 'stop jumping to conclusions of the audience who reads this'.  I wonder why the university keep giving us assignments on sex? Because most students will get interested, or that the lecturers want to be titivated on a long winter's night? Or a good laugh (I am not sure which)?  I have to write about Lolita straight after this, which doesn't help.  Right now, I am trying to decipher Nausicaa and Circe and make it last 3,000 words.  

James Joyce, you are one strange cookie.
Tags: james joyce, modernism, ulysses

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