- Title Pages
- A Note on Citations
- 1 So soft this morning, Ours
- 2 His Reignbolt's Shot
- 3 Respectable
- 4 Nayman of Noland
- 5 Crossmess parzel
- 6 Life's Robulous Rebus
- 7 Three score and ten toptypsical readings
- 8 The Hubbub Caused in Edenborough
- 9 The unfacts, did we possess them, are too imprecisely few to Warrant our Certitude
- 10 Everybody Heard their Plaint
- 11 Tell Me More
- 12 Loud, Heap Miseries upon us
- 13 The tasks Above are as the Flasks below
- 14 From Liff Away
- 15 The Four of Us and Sure, Thank God, There are No More of Us
- 16 A Picture Primitive
- 17 Lightbreakfastbringer
- 18 Arise, Sir Ghoscus!
- 19 Male and Female Unmask We Hem
- 20 The Keys to. Given!
- 21 Aisy Now, You Decent Man
- Index of Passages
- Index of Names
Nayman of Noland
Nayman of Noland
- (p.31) 4 Nayman of Noland
- Joyce's Kaleidoscope
- Oxford University Press
This chapter considers a character that embodies a quite different vision of human life, the frightened dreamer of the upstairs bedroom, Shem the Penman. Shem, it suggests, offers a vision of how a human life might be lived, one that contrasts with those traced in ALP's monologue and in HCE's attempt at self-vindication. There are many ways of questioning that vision, and it is important for anyone drawn to realizing it to confront those questions—if the prosecutor did not exist, Shem would have to invent him. The prosecutor lives within Shem—as Shem and ALP live within HCE—as all these voices live within the dreamer at the Wake. The problem for the dreamer is to understand and to assess their competing claims.
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