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Thread: Bloomsy'es general Ulysses thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloomsy View Post
    Did anyone see Lost where Ben Linus was reading Ulysses on a plane. The actor was reading it with an air of intellectual superiority and very seriously...Trying to be profound or something.
    I guess he was reading the bit that describes the great flood as a 'tyrannous incontinence'
    Another clever use of the novel was in Star Trek TNG episode "Captain's Holiday" where Picard is trying to relax on this resort planet, and one of the books he takes with him is Ulysses. This is of course before he meets the hottie Jennifer Hetrick, one of the few times we actually seeing Picard getting laid.

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    Buck Mulligan is based on an old pal of Joyce, Oliver St. John Gogarty, whom Joyce had a falling out with and wanted to pick nits with and therefore parodied him in the novel.

    In my opinion, however, Mulligan comes off eventually as a pretty fun guy and someone you'd want to hang with. I think that Joyce's past friendship with Gogarty influenced the character more positively than Joyce intended.

    Regarding sexual references, hard to say. Joyce probably didn't intend to suggest homosexual attraction but possibly that crept into the narrative, Freudian style.

    Or maybe that "Stately" and ungirdled was simply a cigar after all? Who knows?

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    interesting

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    Homosexual was the intention, I think. At least to play around with a little bit. "Yes, my love?"

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