No thoughts

In the novel's most unrelentingly cerebral chapter, Stephen often steps back from his feverishly inventive thoughts to mock or undermine them, or to seek relief from their tyrannical grip on his brain. Some of these passages require no explication, but the allusive riddling of others invites comment. Collectively, all of them represent an implicit commentary on the "theory" that Stephen is defending.

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15 July 1914 issue of The Egoist, featuring a section of A Portrait of the Artist and Ezra Pound's remarks on Dubliners. Source: Wikimedia Commons.