Friday, October 31, 2008

A Shout in the Street

An intriguing new blog from Super Collide contributor Madison Brookshire:

The title, A SHOUT IN THE STREET, refers to pg. 34 of James Joyce's Ulysses, when Stephen briefly describes his theories on history and the Almighty in response to his Hegelian headmaster, Mr Deasy:
--History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
From the playfield the boys raised a shout. A whirring whistle: goal. What if the nightmare gave you a back kick?
--The ways of the creator are not our ways, Mr Deasy said. All history moves towards one great goal, the manifestation of God.
Stephen jerked his thumb towards the window, saying:
--That is God.
Hooray! Ay. Whrrwhee!
--What? Mr Deasy asked.
--A shout in the street, Stephen answered, shrugging his shoulders.
Hooray! Ay! Whrrwhee!