James Joyce quote about sweetness from Ulysses - Isn't the sea what Algy calls it: a great sweet mother?
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Isn't the sea what Algy calls it: a great sweet mother?
 James Joyce, Ulysses (1922). copy citation

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Author James Joyce
Source Ulysses
Topic sweetness mother sea
Date 1922
Language English
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Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4300/4300-h/4300-h.htm

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“A new art colour for our Irish poets: snotgreen. You can almost taste it, can't you?
He mounted to the parapet again and gazed out over Dublin bay, his fair oakpale hair stirring slightly.
—God! he said quietly. Isn't the sea what Algy calls it: a great sweet mother? The snotgreen sea. The scrotumtightening sea. Epi oinopa ponton. Ah, Dedalus, the Greeks! I must teach you. You must read them in the original. THALATTA! THALATTA! She is our great sweet mother. Come and look.” source

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