Re: Joyce Episode 107: Heretics and Houyhnhnms

jun 27, 2012

Re: Joyce Episode 107: Heretics and Houyhnhnms

Stephen ponders his family’s fall from grace. Joachim Abbas. Frank unpacks “the rabble.”

“Houses of decay, mine, his and all. You told the
Clongowes gentry you had an uncle a judge and an uncle
a general in the army. Come out of them, Stephen.
Beauty is not there. Nor in the stagnant bay of Marsh’s
library where you read the fading prophecies of Joachim
Abbas. For whom? The hundredheaded rabble of the
cathedral close. A hater of his kind ran from them to the
wood of madness, his mane foaming in the moon, his
eyeballs stars. Houyhnhnm, horsenostrilled. . . .”

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