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By William Tindall

First released in 1959, William York Tindall's Reader's consultant continues to be thought of to be the simplest advent to the complicated writings of James Joyce. From Dubliners to Finnegans Wake, Tindall's wisdom is as entire because it is authoritative.

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Clearly the product of Joyce's notebook or of a remarkable memory, this conversational interchange among Dubliners, who, representing the whole, are less individuals than types, also anticipates the episode of the Wandering Rocks as Dublin's summary-and Dublin, for Joyce, was the microcosm or the epitome of everywhere. It is easy to see how Hynes and Crofton, conspicuous here, find their way into Dublin's JAMES JOYCE : 34 great novel. Still a "sponger," Hynes owes Bloom money, and Crofton, still a conservative Orangeman, tags along with Martin Cunningham.

For both reader and victim the details of the story compose the harmonious whole that produces radiance; but although reader and victim respond to much the same materials, the reader, aided by Joyce's selection and arrangement, responds sooner than the victim. The details of the story, consciously followed by the reader, constitute the victim's unconscious until their sudden em~r:genc'y into light. COUNTERPARTS "Counterparts," a good word for analogies, probably refers to the symmetry of structure that sets this story apart.

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.

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