Flyblown faces

Kevin Egan lives in a poor but vital part of Paris: "the Montmartre lair he sleeps short night in, rue de la Goutte-d'Or, damascened with flyblown faces of the gone." Ellmann confirms that Joseph Casey, the model for Egan, did live on that street in Montmartre (125). The rest of Stephen's sentence could possibly be describing people on the street, but it seems far more likely to refer to images of Fenian compatriots on the walls of Egan's dilapidated flat.

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Bateau-Lavoir artists' studio at no. 13 Rue Ravignan at Place Émile Goudeau in Montmartre, ca. 1910, photographer unknown. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Self-portrait of Émile Zola, taken in 1901. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Fenian prisoners being marched through the streets of Dublin by British troops to Mountjoy Prison, in an 1867 engraving. Source: www.amazon.com.