Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

Episode 8: Lestrygonians


The characters of Lestrygonians, from our Ulysses Character Project


Walking Ulysses, from Boston College, including historical and contemporary maps of Dublin for each episode

The places (beyond Dublin) of Lestrygonians, from our Global Ulysses Project


Scans and transcriptions of the 1922 first edition (and related materials) from The Modernist Versions Project

Robert Craven's Ulysses Concordance for Lestrygonians, from his Ulysses Concordance


The Wikipedia summary of the whole novel

From Gerry Carlin and Mair Evans, notes on Lestrygonians


Joyce wrote two schemata of Ulysses for his friends Carlo Linati and Stuart Gilbert; they are now known as the Linati Schema and the Gilbert Schema, respectively. Each schema outlines the fundamental structure of the novel. The schemata were not intended for widespread distribution, but after they were published, they became an important part of scholars' and readers' conversations about Ulysses. The following section combines the two schemata to give a collated version for Lestrygonians.

Time (Linati): 1pm - 2pm
Hour (Gilbert): 1pm
Scene (Gilbert): The Lunch
Color (Linati): Blood red
Color (Gilbert): -
People (Linati): Antiphates, The seductive daughter, Ulysses
Science/art (Linati): Architecture
Art (Gilbert): Architecture
Meaning (Linati): Despondency
Technic (Linati): Peristaltic prose
Technic (Gilbert): Peristaltic
Organ (Linati): Oesophagus
Organ (Gilbert): Oesophagus
Symbols (Linati): Bloody sacrifice, food, shame
Symbol (Gilbert): Constables

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Essays

8.1 Thought and Action

8.8 Names

8.26 Dismemberment

8.28 Dismemberment

8.96 Medicine

8.110 Native and Foreign

8.110 Science

8.427 Humanism and Marxism

8.502 Irish History Transformed

8.608 Humanism and Marxism

8.654 Thought and Action

8.1059 Humanism and Marxism

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Lexicon

8.8 Bloom

8.340 Union

8.375 But(t)

8.459 Key and Quay

8.476 Useless

8.502 Ghost

8.513 Touch

8.582 Shell

8.610 Limp

8.633 Useless

8.730 Ghost

8.898 Touch

8.1091 Limp

8.1177 Quick

8.1184 Quick