Joyce brings the psychological hypotheses of James and Freud to life. He dunks us in streams of thought that swirl, eddy, cascade and collide with the objective reality of Dublin in 1904. Joyce’s major characters—Stephen Dedalus, a young, intellectually pretentious teacher and would-be writer (modeled after Joyce himself); Leopold Bloom, a gregarious Jewish ad salesman; Molly Bloom, his songstress spouse—are individuals rooted in a particular time and place. And yet these fictional humans feel universal.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
… Bloomsday Tribute to James Joyce, Greatest Mind-Scientist Ever - Scientific American Blog Network. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)