Good golly Miss Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom: Excerpted from Ulysses. By James Joyce, Smock Alley Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin, June 16

21st June, 2008

Molly Bloom: Excerpted from Ulysses. By James Joyce, Smock Alley Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin, June 16

Molly Bloom was more modern than her time: a spitting, sweating, flesh and blood woman; unafraid to give in to her sexual urges; unafraid to wield her sexual power over men.

If the entire weighty volume of Ulysses remains largely inaccessible, Molly’s earthy monologue, coming at the end, with its last words closing the book, serves as a welcome physical...

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