By William Tindall
First released in 1959, William York Tindall's Reader's advisor continues to be thought of to be the simplest advent to the advanced writings of James Joyce. From Dubliners to Finnegans Wake, Tindall's wisdom is as finished because it is authoritative.
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21 Not entirely from physical reflection, Gabriel's enlighten20. " Chandler's name means candle maker-one candle power? 21. g. Stephen, Gerty MacDowell, Isabel, and the girl of Chamber Music. A Gabriel Conroy, lost in the snow, is one of Bret Harte's heroes. Michael and Gabriel are great angels, the first, Satan's militant adversary, the second, blower of the Last Trump. But Gabriel, whose emblem is the lily (the first word of "The Dead"), presides over renewal as well as end. It is he who announced the coming of Dubliners : 47 ment is at Gretta's window by the light of that lamp in the street and the snow's light.
As Corley's capital sin seems covetousness, so Lenehan's seems sloth. His dish of peas could imply the mess of pottage for which he has sold his birthright; for, according to the dictionary, pottage is a dish of vegetables, as Joyce expert in Bible and dictionary knew. Jacob and Esau, like Cain and Abel, are generally lurking in his works or behind them. Nothing less tl1an speculation of this sort can account for the emphasis placed on Lenehan's inconsiderable supper. As for his wandering around the city: a map of Dublin shows his ~ourse to be almost drcular, like that of the racing ca\s or of the pervert's mind.
Imagery of light is present throughout-as in most of these stories and in Dante too. 1e respectable and "decorous" congregation in the Gardiner Street Church (also attended by the parents of Joe Dillon) includes a usurer, an unprincipled politician, and a pawnbroker. Mr. Harford, the usurer, is one of the drinkers who abandoned Kernan on the lavatory floor; and Mr. Fanning, the politician, who reappears in Ulysses, is Father Keon's "business" associate. Among these gentlemen our retreating four, joined by Mr.
A Reader's Guide to James Joyce by William Tindall