, nicknamed Endymion
after the mythical Greek
youth beloved of the moon goddess Selene
by author James Joyce
in his novel Ulysses
, Cashel Boyle O'Connor Fitzmaurice Tisdall Farrell makes a number of appearances in Joyce's landmark work.
The reader's most sustained view of the character occurs in Chapter 8, The Lestrygonians, which takes place around one in the afternoon, lunchtime in Dublin and environs. Joyce's word painting, describing a minor player after all, and providing a mere aside in a book full of asides, is typical of his exacting prose:
"A bony form strode along the curbstone from the river, staring with a rapt gaze into the sunlight through a heavy stringed glass. Tight as a skullpiece a tiny hat gripped his head. From his arm a folded dustcoat, a stick and an umbrella dangled to his stride."
, Leopold Bloom
and his companion at that moment, Mrs. Josie Breen
, have a private laugh over Farrell's peculiar habit of walking outside
the lampposts, even when the sidewalks are not crowded.
Joyce once voiced the possibility that—should Dublin ever be stricken utterly from the face of the earth—his natal city could be reconstructed in its entirety exactly as it was on Thursday, June 16, 1904, from the blueprint he provided in Ulysses
Attention to details such as Cashel Boyle O'Connor Fitzmaurice Tisdall Farrell make this stunningly feasible.
Shades of Joyce:
a nice cool glass of Joyce
Anna Livia Plurabelle
Cashel Boyle O'Connor Fitzmaurice Tisdall Farrell
Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker
Issy the Teenage Rainbow
Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress
Shem the Penman
Ulysses is not pornography