Re: Joyce, Episode 94: Walking Into Eternity

mar 28, 2012

Re: Joyce, Episode 94: Walking Into Eternity

“. . . I am getting on nicely in the dark. My
ash sword hangs at my side. Tap with it: they do. My two feet in his boots are at the ends
of his legs, nebeneinander. Sounds solid: made by the mallet of Los Demiurgos. Am I
walking into eternity along Sandymount strand? . . .”

Stephen walks blindly in borrowed boots and trousers. Los demiurgos and William Blake.


Re: Joyce, Episode 93: Time And Space

mar 21, 2012

Re: Joyce, Episode 93: Time And Space

“Stephen closed his eyes to hear his boots crush crackling wrack and shells. You are
walking through it howsomever. I am, a stride at a time. A very short space of time through
very short times of space. Five, six: the nacheinander. Exactly: and that is the ineluctable
modality of the audible. Open your eyes. No. Jesus! If I fell over a cliff that beetles o’er his
base, fell through the nebeneinander ineluctably! . . .”

(Stephen closes his eyes and walks in the audible world. Nacheinander and Nebeneinander.)

Re: Joyce, Episode 92: Another Maestro

mar 14, 2012

Re: Joyce, Episode 92: Another Maestro

” . . . But he
adds: in bodies. Then he was aware of them bodies before of them coloured. How? By
knocking his sconce against them, sure. Go easy. Bald he was and a millionaire, maestro
di color che sanno. Limit of the diaphane in. Why in? Diaphane, adiaphane. If you can put
your five fingers through it it is a gate, if not a door. Shut your eyes and see.”

More thoughts on Aristotle, by way of Berkeley, Johnson, and Boswell.