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Ulysses

June 17, 2009

This gorgeous, knockout excerpt from the last chapter (the Molly Bloom chapter) of Ulysses, by James Joyce, showed up in my co-worker’s inbox yesterday, in the daily Writer’s Almanac email. Get a little sensuousness up in you, how ’bout:

“O and the sea the sea crimson sometimes like fire and the glorious sunsets and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens yes and all the queer little streets and 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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One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    June 25, 2009 9:23 pm

    wow.

    yes, indeed.

    j.j.'s bible just arrived last week. ordered it at my corner amazon site.

    say, man, you ever read it?

    (be a lot cooler if you did.)

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