This chapter offers some insights on Joyce's treatment of the category of time, by providing some examples from "The Dead", Ulysses (the last part of "Ithaca" and "Penelope") and Finnegans Wake (III.4). As one moves from Dubliners to the Wake, Joyce's narration becomes more and more complex, as well as his own conception of time and space (as inextricably interwoven). Joyce is systematically heading towards a significant spatial and temporal dislocation, in which different "times" and "spaces" get involved. Accordingly, the characters' consciousness is marked by a "sense of time" rather than time in general, as an absolute category. In their "mindscapes" time is a component of the space-temporal continuum, which in the Wake Joyce perfectly epitomizes with the quations: "Where are we at all? and whenabouts in the name of space?" (558.33).

"'Come hours be hours'. Temporal Disharmonies in Joyce's Sense of Time"

Annalisa Volpone
2018-01-01

Abstract

This chapter offers some insights on Joyce's treatment of the category of time, by providing some examples from "The Dead", Ulysses (the last part of "Ithaca" and "Penelope") and Finnegans Wake (III.4). As one moves from Dubliners to the Wake, Joyce's narration becomes more and more complex, as well as his own conception of time and space (as inextricably interwoven). Joyce is systematically heading towards a significant spatial and temporal dislocation, in which different "times" and "spaces" get involved. Accordingly, the characters' consciousness is marked by a "sense of time" rather than time in general, as an absolute category. In their "mindscapes" time is a component of the space-temporal continuum, which in the Wake Joyce perfectly epitomizes with the quations: "Where are we at all? and whenabouts in the name of space?" (558.33).
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