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Scholes, Robert; Kain, Richard M. (ed.) / The workshop of Daedalus
(1965)

Section 5: the Pola notebook,   pp. 80-91 PDF (578.6 KB)


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  91PART I 
Manuscript Materials 
SECTION 5 
The Pola Notebook 
The cold flesh of priests 
[Another, probably of Joyce's own coinage, reflecting his lifelong anticlericalism.]
A woman is a fruit 
[Cf. "marsupials" above.] 
Paris—a lamp for lovers hung in the wood of the world 
[Very likely a Joycean coinage, reflecting the view of Paris he acquired
early in life from such sources as Ibsen's Ghosts.] 
To take the part of England and her tradition against Irish-America [This
may express one side of Joyce's own ambivalent feelings.] 
Mac—Be Jaze, that put the kybosh on me 
[Cf. U 330/336.] 
Group 5: 
S.D. 
[The following three witticisms were apparently destined for Stephen as early
as this, and, though we never see him deliver one, Joyce apparently thought
of him as having done so. In U (182/184) John Eglinton teases him about the
first, for which he is said to have borrowed a title from hack novelist Marie
Corelli: The Sorrows of Satan.] 
Six medical students under my direction will write Paradise Lost except 100
lines. 
The editor of the Evening Telegraph will write the Sensitive Plant. 
Hellenism—European appendicitis. 
[Hellenism, another enthusiasm which Joyce despised, was associated with
Trinity College (Professor Mahaffy) and with Gogarty. U 9/7.] 


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