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Weaving the Wind: Stephen Dedalus, Joseph Joubert, and the Conditions of Art

Weaving the Wind: Stephen Dedalus, Joseph Joubert, and the Conditions of Art Weaving the Wind: Stephen Dedalus, Joseph Joubert, and the Conditions of Art James Walton The Comparatist, Volume 16, May 1992, pp. 69-100 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1992.0002 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415067/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:12 GMT from JHU Libraries THE COMPARATIST WEAVING THE WIND: STEPHEN DEDALUS1 JOSEPH JOUBERT, AND THE CONDmONS OF ART James Walton Notre vie est du vent tissé. (796) Ferme les yeux et tu verras. (286) Joubert, Carnets Weave, weaver of the wind. (2.52) Shut your eyes and see. (3.9) Joyce, Ulysses^ The affinities between Stephen Dedalus and Joseph Joubert (1754- 1824), another "author without a book" (Blanchot 75), have escaped the attention even of Joyce's French friends and commentators. Owing no doubt to the absence ofexternal evidence, the similarities between the above passages have been overlooked by source-hunters, though Weldon Thornton concedes the likelihood of a "more specific source for the weaving allusions which I have not found. " Thornton cites several pas- sages from Blake, including the following Unes from Jerusalem: "the Daughters of Albion [i.e. Memory as opposed to Imagination] Weave the Web/ Of Ages and Generations" (28). Gifford (26) adds http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Weaving the Wind: Stephen Dedalus, Joseph Joubert, and the Conditions of Art

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Weaving the Wind: Stephen Dedalus, Joseph Joubert, and the Conditions of Art James Walton The Comparatist, Volume 16, May 1992, pp. 69-100 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1992.0002 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415067/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:12 GMT from JHU Libraries THE COMPARATIST WEAVING THE WIND: STEPHEN DEDALUS1 JOSEPH JOUBERT, AND THE CONDmONS OF ART James Walton Notre vie est du vent tissé. (796) Ferme les yeux et tu verras. (286) Joubert, Carnets Weave, weaver of the wind. (2.52) Shut your eyes and see. (3.9) Joyce, Ulysses^ The affinities between Stephen Dedalus and Joseph Joubert (1754- 1824), another "author without a book" (Blanchot 75), have escaped the attention even of Joyce's French friends and commentators. Owing no doubt to the absence ofexternal evidence, the similarities between the above passages have been overlooked by source-hunters, though Weldon Thornton concedes the likelihood of a "more specific source for the weaving allusions which I have not found. " Thornton cites several pas- sages from Blake, including the following Unes from Jerusalem: "the Daughters of Albion [i.e. Memory as opposed to Imagination] Weave the Web/ Of Ages and Generations" (28). Gifford (26) adds

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