Gautier's prose

The sight of the "the gunwale of a boat, sunk in sand" makes Stephen think of a zinger of 19th century literary criticism: "Un coche ensablé, Louis Veuillot called Gautier's prose." The French means "A coach stuck in sand."

JH 2015

Wrecked rowboat in the Outer Hebrides. Source: www.songofthepaddle.co.uk.

Digitally retouched 1856 photograph of Theophile Gautier held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Source: Wikimedia Commons.