Monday, 15 July 2019

Thursday, 11 July 2019 (550.7)

The last reading stopped at: "in the harbour." (550.7)

Due to Sabrina being away, there will be no amusing collages for this part of reading!

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Thursday, 4 July 2019 (549.7)


The last reading stopped at: “prince of pacis” (549.7)

Some favourite passages were:

1

2

3



Sunday, 30 June 2019

Thursday, 27 June 2019 (548.16)


The last reading stopped at: constantonoble's aim (548.16)

Some favourite passages were:

1


2


3



Sunday, 23 June 2019

Thursday, 20 June 2019 (547.13)


The last reading stopped at: “a hundred years!” (547.13)


One of the group's favourites was HCE's description of his coat of arms:


At the crest, two young frish, etoiled, flappant, devoiled of their habiliments, vested sable, withdrewers argent. For the boss a coleopter, pondant, partifesswise, blazoned sinister, at the slough, proper. In the lower field a terce of lanciers, shaking unsheathed shafts, their arms crossed in saltire, embusked, sinople. Motto, in letters portent: Hery Crass Evohodie. (546.5 ff.) 
      





This collage was a tough one. If you see any room for improvement or have a suggestion, please leave a comment on this post or drop me a private line here.




Saturday, 15 June 2019

Thursday, 13 June 2019 (545.36)


The last reading stopped at: “dummed” (545.36)

A few words about the page we've just read:

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Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree
The passage on pp. 543–45 is infused with references to B. S. Rowntree’s book titled Poverty: A Study of Town Life (publ. 1901). It is an early sociological study of housing conditions among the poor in York.

Some examples in comparison:

FW: man has not had boots off for twelve months (544.18)
R: The man has not had his boots on for twelve months. He is suffering from dropsy. (p. 33)

FW: wageearner freshly shaven from prison (543.27)
Rowntree: Young son wants situation, just out of prison (p. 17)

FW: floor dangerous for unaccompanied old clergymen (544.14–15)
R: Dangerous to life and limb to enter the door (p. 19)


The full, word-searchable text of Poverty can be accessed here.






Henry II's Charter
The passage at 545.14–23 is modelled on a charter written by King Henry II in 1172 granting the people from Bristol the right to live and work in Dublin.

Finnegans Wake:

Wherfor I will and firmly command, as I willed and firmly commanded, upon my royal word and cause the great seal now to be affi xed, that from the farthest of the farther of their fathers to their children’s children’s children they do inhabit it and hold it for me unencumbered and my heirs, fi rmly and quietly, amply and honestly, and with all the liberties and free customs which the men of Tolbris, a city of Tolbris, have at Tolbris, in the county of their city and through whole my land. Hereto my vouchers, knive and snuff buchs. Fee for farm. Enwreak us wrecks. (545.14–23)

Bristol charter:

Know ye, that I have given, granted, and by my character confirmed to my subjects of Bristol, my city of Dublin to inhabit. Wherefore I will and firmly command that they do inhabit it, and hold it for me and of my heirs, well and in peace, freely and quietly, fully and amply and honourably, with all the liberties and free customs which the men of Bristol have at Bristol, and through my whole land. (Transcribed in R. McHugh)


Bristol charter. Image source: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/might-small-ancient-manuscript-give-post-brexit-bristolians-entry-dublin-021811




Saturday, 8 June 2019

Thursday, 6 June 2019 (544.15)


The last reading stopped at: “clergymen” (544.15)

Some favourite passages were:

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2


3


Sunday, 2 June 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019 (542.26)


The last reading stopped at: bunkers’ eyes! (542.26)


Some favourites were:

1
tuberclerosies I reized spudfully from the murphyplantz (541.36)


2
enmy pupuls felt my burk was no worse than their brite (542.18)


3
don't you let flyfire till you see their whites of the bunkers' eyes! (542.25)





Sunday, 26 May 2019

Thursday, 23 May 2019 (541.25)


Please note that the group is meeting this coming Thursday, Ascension Day, 30 May 2019.


The last reading stopped at: “Neederthorpe” (541.25)

Here is an excerpt from one of Fritz Senn's essays about Zurich allusions in Finnegans Wake relating to the passage we have just read:

“An einer anderen Stelle: 'I made praharfeast upon acorpolous and fastbroke down in Neederthorpe', scheint jemand im Zürcher Niederdorf zusammengebrochen zu sein; Zürich wird dabei kosmopolitisch mit Prag und Athen verbunden. Die Festlichkeiten, die sich zugleich überall und an ganz spezifischen Orten abspielen, sind hier offenbar mit Eßtabus durchsetzt.”

From: Senn, Fritz. “James Joyce und Zürich”. Nicht nur Nichts gegen Joyce (Zürich: Haffmanns, 1999), 74.


Some favourite passages from the reading were:

1

2

3



Monday, 20 May 2019

Thursday, 16 May 2019 (540.12)


The last reading stopped at: “Moonis.” (540.12)

Some favourite passages were:


1


2


3


With thanks to A.


Friday, 3 May 2019

Thursday, 2 May 2019 (539.16)


Please note: There will be no reading next week. Instead, our resident scholar, Akram Pedramnia, will be giving a presentation about her ongoing research on Thursday, 9 May at 7 p.m. You can find more details on the flyer posted below.


The last reading stopped at: “suntry clothing?” (539.16)


Some favourite passages were:


1
“Ous of their freiung pfann into myne foyer.” (538.26)

2
“Evilling chimbes is smutsick rivulverblott” (538.31)

3
“that primed favourite continental poet, Daunty, Gouty and Shopkeeper, A. G.” (539.5)










Sunday, 28 April 2019

Thursday, 25 April 2019 (538.17)


The last reading stopped at: “I meanit.” (538.17)

Some favourite passages were:

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2



Friday, 19 April 2019

Thursday, 18 April 2019 (537.12)


The last reading stopped at: “land's eng” (537.12)

Some favourite passages were:

1


2


3



Friday, 12 April 2019

Thursday, 11 April 2019 (536.16)



Note: The reading group will be held as usual this coming Thursday, 18 April.


The last reading stopped at: “dhymful bock” (536.16)

Some favourite passages were:


1


2


3


Friday, 5 April 2019

Thursday, 4 April 2019 (535.12)


The last reading stopped at: “ecclesency” (535.12)

Some favourite passages were:

1


2


3


4



Saturday, 30 March 2019

Friday, 22 March 2019

Thursday, 21 March 2019 (533.6)


The last reading stopped at: “chinatins” (533.6)

Some favourites were:

1

2


Sunday, 17 March 2019

Thursday, 14 March 2019 (532.5)


The last reading stopped at: “Doff!” (532.5)

Some favourites were:

1

2

3

4

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Thursday, 7 March 2019 (531.4)


The last reading stopped at: “bronze” (531.4)

Some favourites were:

1

2

(No. 2 is for Ron, in absentia.)

3




Saturday, 2 March 2019

Thursday, 28 February 2019 (529.24)


The last reading stopped at: “last situations?” (529.14)


Some favourites were:

1
This passage seemed topical in February 2019:


“there's all the difference in Ireland between your borderation” (528.30)


2

3


Friday, 22 February 2019

Thursday, 11 February 2019 (528.13)


The last reading stopped at: “(I'm fay!)” (528.13)

Some favourites were:

1

2

3

4

(This one is for Andrea M., who offered the reading “Katzenmusik”.)


Saturday, 16 February 2019

Thursday, 14 February 2019 (527.27)


The last reading stopped mid-paragraph at: “shrinked.” (525.27)

Some favourites were:

1

2

3