Chamber music

In Sirens Bloom thinks, "Chamber music. Could make a kind of pun on that. It is a kind of music I often thought when she. Acoustics that is. Tinkling. Empty vessels make most noise." "It" is the sound of bodily fluids resonating in a chamber pot. The pun was implicit in the metaphorical title of Joyce's first book-length publication, a collection of 36 short lyric poems written from 1901 to 1906.

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1907 first edition of Joyce's collection of poems titled Chamber Music, published by Elkin Mathews of London. Source:

John Dowland's 1597 song "Come again, sweet love doth now invite," performed by countertenor Steven Rickards. Source: