A body can understand

Molly complains that her husband "never can explain a thing simply the way a body can understand." She uses the phrase "a body" to mean "an ordinary person," but her language raises to a new level the novel's attention to experiencing the world in the flesh. If the example of Bloom shows how little Stephen lives in his own body, Molly's relentlessly corporeal anti-intellectuality goes Bloom one better.

John Hunt 2013

Her Breasts All Perfume--Molly Bloom, watercolor and collage by Kate Bedell. Source: www.newirishart.com.