Stephen has had a dream in the darkness preceding June 16. Like Bloom's dream on the same night, it was tinged with Middle Eastern exotic mystery and seemed to forecast some important change or discovery. At several points during the day, he works to remember the dream and realize its prophetic potential. In a wonderful evocation of the act of trying to recall a vivid dream, he thinks, "I am almosting it."

JH 2015

François Louis Schmied, plate depicting the Caliph Haroun Al-Raschid, in Histoire Charmante de l'Adolescente Sucre d'Amour (Paris, 1927), held in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Source:

Still from Flying Man, a short film. Source:

Harun al-Rashid in disguise, spying out wrongdoing against one of his subjects, by an unknown artist. Source: