On Poetry and Culture Shock


So. James Joyce's Ulysses happens all in one day. Many people know that. The day is June 16th, 1904, because that was the day that Joyce and Nora Barnacle had their first date (or second, it depends on who tellsyou the story) and decided to get married. That's a love letter y lo demás es tontería.

This is the end of Ulysses. The strema of consciousness of the protagonist's wife, Molly Bloom. It is hard to decide whether the man was an old boyfriend of hers, long before she got married, or her husband.

... and the glorious sunsets and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens yes and all the queer little streets and the pink and blue and yellow houses and the rosegardens and the jessamine and geraniums and cactuses and Gibraltar as a girl where I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.

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