Billets pour la catégorie Joyce, James :

Le 9 mars

Pour continuer la collection des coïncidences de dates en cours de lecture.
The delegation, present in full force, consisted of Commendatore Bacibaci Beninobenone (the semiparalysed doyen of the party who had to be assisted to his seat by the aid of a powerful steam crane), Monsieur Pierrepaul Petitepatant, the Grandjoker Vladinmire Pokethankertscheff1, the Archjoker Leopold Rudolph von Schwanzenbad-Hodenthaler, Countess Marha Viraga Kisaszony Putrapesthi, Hiram Y. Bomboost, Count Athanatos Karamelopulos, Ali Baba Backsheesh Rahat Lokum Effendi, Senor Hidalgo Caballero Don Pecadillo y Palabras y Paternoster de la Malora de la Malaria, Hokopoko Harakiri, Hi Hung Chang, Olaf Kobberkeddelsen, Mynheer Trik van Trumps, Pan Poleaxe Paddyrisky, Goosepond Prhklstr Kratchinabritchisitch, Borus Hupinkoff, Herr Hurhausdirektorpresident Hans Chuechli-Steuerli, National-gymnasium-museum-sanatorium-and-suspensoriums-ordinary-privat-docent-general-history-specialprofessordoctor Kriegfried Ueberallgemein2. All the delegates without exception expressed themselves in the strongest possible heterogeneous terms concerning the nameless barbarity which they had been called upon to witness. An animated altercation (in which all took part) ensued among the F. O. T. E. I.3 as to whether the eighth or the ninth of March was the correct date of the birth of Ireland's patron saint.

James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter 12 "The Cyclops", p.397-398, Penguin annotated student's edition, 1992
Je ne traduis pas les noms mais la dernière phrase:
Tous les délégués sans exception s'exprimèrent dans les termes hétérogènes les plus vifs à propos de la barbarie sans nom au sujet de laquelle ils avaient été appelés à témoigner. Une altercation animée (à laquelle tous prirent part) s'ensuivit parmi les ADLIDE4 quant à savoir si c'était le huit ou le neuf mars qui était la date exacte de l'anniversaire du saint patron de l'Irlande.



Notes
1 : Le Grand Plaisantin Vladinmire Mouchouare de Pauche (traduction personnelle, pour le plaisir.)
2 : Professeur Guerretpaix Partoutengénéral (Pour des raisons de mise en page j'ai découpé le titre du docteur à l'aide de tirets, mais il se présente d'un bloc dans le livre.)
3 : Friends of the Emerald Island
4 : Amis de l'Île d'Emeraude, on l'a vu la page précédente.

Magique !

Two fellows that would suck whisky off a sore leg.

James Joyce, Ulysses, p.228, Penguin student's edition - 1992

Le mystère des huîtres

All the odd things people pick up for food. Out of shells, periwinkles with a pin, off trees, snails out of the ground the French eat, out of the sea with bait on a hook. Silly fish learn nothing in a thousand years. If you didn't know risky putting anything into your mouth. Poisonous berries. Johnny Magories. Roundness you think good. Gaudy colour warns you off. One fellow told another and so on. Try it on the dog first. Led on by the smell or the look. Tempting fruit. Ice cones. Cream. Instinct. Orangegroves for instance. Need artificial irrigation. Bleibtreustrasse. Yes but what about oysters? Unsightly like a clot of phlegm. Filthy shells. Devil to open them too. Who found them out?

James Joyce, Ulysses, p.222, Penguin student's edition 1992

Manières de table

Well up : it splashed yellow near his boot. A diner, knife and fork upright, elbows on table, ready for a second helping stared towards the foodlift across his stained square of newspaper. Other chap telling him something with his mouthfull. Sympathetic listener. Table talk. I munched hum un thu Unchster Bunk un Munchday. Ha? Did you, faith?
Mr Bloom raised two fingers doubtfully to his lips. His eyes said.
— Not here. Don't see him.
Out. I hate dirty eaters.

James Joyce, Ulysses, p.216, Penguin student's edition, 1992

Réconciliation

— There can be no reconciliation, Stephen said, if there has not been a sundering.

James Joyce, ''Ulysses'', chap.9, Penguin Student's Edition, 1992

Blonde delight

He murmured then with blonde delight for all:

Between the acres of the rye
These pretty countryfolk would lie.


James Joyce, Ulysses, chap.9, Penguin Student's Edition, 1992

Les hommes de génie ne font pas d'erreur

— Bosh! Stephen said rudely. A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce, Ulysses, chap.9, p.243 Penguin Student's Edition, 1992

Achille parmi les sirènes

Here he ponders things that were not: what Caesar would have live to do he believed the soothsayer: possibilities of the possible as possible: things not known: what name Achilles bore when he lived among women.

James Joyce, Ulysses, chap.9, Penguin Student's Edition, 1992

Avoir un garçon

The images of other males of his blood will repel him. He will see in them grotesque attempts of nature to foretell or repeat himself.

James Joyce, Ulysses, chap.9, Penguin Student's Edition, 1992

Avoir une fille

Will any man love the daughter if he has not loved the mother ?

James Joyce, Ulysses, chap.9, Penguin Student's Edition, 1992

W. H.

Or Hughie Wills. Mr William Himself. W. H.: who am I ?

James Joyce, Ulysses, chap.9

L'amour honteux

Love that dare not speak its name.

James Joyce, Ulysses, chap.9

Espoir

Wait before a door sometimes it will open.

James Joyces, Ulysses, p.82 (Penguin 1992)

Un acte décisif

I have often thought since on looking back over that strange time that it was that small act, trivial in itself, that striking of that match, that determined the whole aftercourse of both our lives.

James Joyce, Ulysses, p.177 (chapitre 7) - Penguin 1992

Tonneaux qui roulent

Grossbooted draymen rolled barrels dullthudding out of Prince's stores and bumped them up on the brewery float. On the brewery float bumped dullthudding barrels rolled by grossbooted draymen out of Prince's stores.

James Joyce, Ulysses p.148 (Penguin annotated student's edition - 1992)

Des titres et des lettres

Books you were going to write with letters for titles. Have you read his F? O yes, but I prefer Q. Yes, but W is wonderful. O yes, W.

James Joyces, Ulysses, p.50 (Penguin 1992)

Chance relative

James Joyce jetait des mots dans des carnets au fur à mesure de ses lectures. Il les barrait quand il les utilisait dans ses manuscrits.

Le travail sur les carnets de Finnegans Wake consiste donc à :
- déchiffrer l'écriture de Joyce ;
- retrouver dans Finnegans l'endroit où est utilisé le mot barré (parfois il n'est utilisé que dans les brouillons et n'apparaît pas dans la version finale) ;
- si possible retrouver ce qu'était en train de lire Joyce à partir des mots déchiffrés (ce qui permet de valider et consolider le déchiffrage d'autres mots alentours — et de savoir ce que lisait Joyce, retrouver un peu de sa vie, essayer éternellement de saisir la création se faisant).

Parfois la source est indiquée en clair dans le carnet:
— Parfois on a de la chance. Par exemple, quand il était à Saint-Malo, Joyce a noté la cote des livres qu'il empruntait à la bibliothèque dans son carnet… Malheureusement la bibliothèque a été bombardée en 1944.



Retranscription des explications de Daniel Ferrer.
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