The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1327 Monday, 21 June 2004
From: Peter Bridgman <
Date: Friday, 18 Jun 2004 20:02:07 +0100
Subject: 15.1306 Bloomsday
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1306 Bloomsday
>... and Bloom/Shakespeare parallels, too. Not for nothing
>Stephen/Hamlet is presented as the "son" of Bloom/Shakespeare. And, at
>the most exciting ending of the Second Chapter, in Bloom's eyes the
>image of Stephen generates or conjures that of Bloom's lost child, Rudy,
>who appears as if he were not the little baby of eleven months he was
>when he died, but a boy of eleven - the same age Shakespeare's son,
>Hamnet, was when he died.
Thanks, Lucia. I want to read Ulysses again now. I read it once in my
twenties and once in my thirties, so I'll have to hurry if I want to
squeeze a reading into my forties.
I must say I found the Hamlet discussion a bit pretentious (I much
prefer being in Bloom's company to being in Stephen's), but Chapter 10
is stunning. The same idea as Rashomon, except it predates the movie by
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