Noon slumbers

"Noon slumbers": Stephen's thoughts turn from Paris in the morning to Paris at mid-day, and the scene changes from various imagined Parisian love-makers to a particular remembered meeting with Kevin and Patrice Egan. But noon is also approaching in the present moment, on the Sandymount strand, and the narrative will link Stephen with several different literary representations of gods and demigods napping in the mid-day. One of these, implicitly at least, is Homer's Proteus.

JH 2017

Lithograph on paper by Dame Elisabeth Frink (1973-74), held in the Tate Britain's prints and drawings rooms. Source: