Monthly Archives: July 2011

Day 10


Stephen adjourns the skull session at the newspaper to a local pub, apparently eager to blow some of his cash before he does something silly with it, like I don’t know, pay off a few bills? This guy needs a … Continue reading

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Day 9: Let my Stephen Go


Why is it that Stephen can’t seem to step into a room without someone discussing judaism?  First he had to put up with his boss laying out some anti-semetic rhetoric, and then he walks smack into a nice little lecture … Continue reading

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Day 8: Stop the Presses (and Move On to More Interesting Stuff)


Bloom heads to the newspaper offices where he works and we get a bunch of pages dedicated to the goings on of his office.  Most of it is the usual office politics and it comes off as somewhat boring and … Continue reading

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Day 7: Is it Good Luck to Write about 13 on the 7th Day?


During the funeral we get a mysterious 13th stranger, somebody wearing a Macintosh raincoat that Bloom doesn’t recognize.  If this were a mystery this person would show up later and off one of the guys at the funeral, maybe Simon … Continue reading

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Day 6: What Guys Really Think About at Funerals.


Once he’s done getting his sudsy on, Bloom heads for the funeral of his friend Dignam, where he meets up with a crew of mourners that includes the father of Stephen Dedalus.  We get a few references to boatmen and … Continue reading

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Day 5: Bored, Bath, and Beyond


Just before Bloom leaves the church he notices that his waistcoat buttons were open, which I expect may have been just as bad as if he were unzipped.  He muses that women never tell you about such things, but men … Continue reading

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Day 4: Cheating the Old Fashioned Way


So Bloom takes off to the post office where we find that he’s been doing the early 20th century equivalent of online cheating.  Seems our guy has a fake id called “Henry Flower” and he’s been exchanging letters with some … Continue reading

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