Wednesday, September 14, 2005

"See the animals feed."

Bloom walks into a restaurant, and (apart from the cigarette smoke and the beers) he could have walked into my old boarding school dining hall. "Swilling, wolfing gobfuls of sloppy food, their eyes bulging..a man spitting back on his plate, halfmasticated gristle, bolting to get it over with, every fellow for his own, tooth and nail."

Just like us at the boarding school dining hall.

Great scene. Except, of course, Joyce takes a couple pages when a couple paragraphs would do.


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