Kidneys were in his mind

The opening sentences of Calypso describe a man who is much more at home in his body than Stephen Dedalus, and much 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.

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Two halved kidneys frying in butter. Source:

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