The old milkwoman of Telemachus lives by a very relaxed sense of time, expressed in her careless assurance that there is "time enough" for the tower residents to pay their bill. Joyce shows here the fast-paced rhythm of modern urban existence, embodied especially in the Englishman, meeting the slow-moving world of rural Ireland.

JH 2011

Eric Cross, The Tailor and Ansty (Mercier, 1999).

Tony Hawks, Round Ireland with a fridge (Ebury Press, 1998).