Kidneys were in his mind

The opening sentences of Calypso describe a man who is considerably more at home in his body than is Stephen Dedalus, and considerably less brilliant with language. The first sentence contains an apparently unintended pun, "ate with relish," and then, as if to confirm that something is not quite right, the second paragraph begins with a supremely awkward literalism: "Kidneys were in his mind." These locutions can be read as instances of free indirect style, pulling the prose into the mental orbit of Bloom, much as the narration on the first page of the novel swung into the orbits first of Mulligan and then of Stephen.

JH 2014

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