Monday, September 5, 2016

September 5, 2016

Recent gift, like that a guitar is the driver.

Must be getting old, outlet trip, bought pots and underwear.

With my brother and cousin, the discussions were on Joyce and Shakespeare. I have to try Ulysses again. My cousin the English teacher recommends reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man again. Kinch, Mulligan resonates with me.

As Mulligan affirms soon after first calling Stephen "Kinch," he is the source of this nickname: “my name for you is the best: Kinch, the knife-blade.” Ellmann confirms that Gogarty gave the name to Joyce. He remarks that it imitated “the cutting sound of a knife” (131), but the association seems obscure.

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