James Joyce: Interviews and Recollections by E H Mikhail

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I felt exasperated and puzzled and walked up and down explaining the dependence of all good art on popular tradition. I said, 'The artist, when he has lived for a long time in his own mind with the example of other artists as deliberate as himself, gets into a world of ideas pure and simple. He becomes very highly individualised and at last by sheer pursuit of perfection becomes sterile. Folk imagination on the other hand creates endless images of which there are no ideas. Its stories ignore the moral law and every other law, they are successions of pictures like those seen by children in the fire.

A stifled sigh came from under Mr Power's hand. - Oh, he did, Martin Cunningham affirmed. Like a hero. A silver florin. -Isn't it awfully good? Mr Bloom said eagerly. - One and eightpence too much, Mr Dedalus said wryly. Mr Power's choked laugh burst quietly in the carriage .. Thus did James Joyce, in his Ulysses, lampoon the Dodds, father and son. Almost eighty years old, the 'young' Reuben, a retired Dublin solicitor, died last October in St Kevin's Hospital in his native city. He was up to then one of the few surviving characters from the pages of Ulysses.

Why had I concerned myself with politics, with folklore, with the historical setting of events, and so on? Above all why had I written about ideas, why had I condescended to make generalisations? These things were all the sign of the cooling of the iron, of the fading out of inspiration. I had been puzzled, but now I was confident again. He is from the Royal University, I thought, and he thinks that everything has been settled by Thomas Aquinas, 1 so we need not trouble about it. I have met so many like him.

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