Sunday, 21 November 2010

Joyce - Dujardin; the charm of semicolon

Who was the inspiration behind James Joyce's "Ulysses"?

It was french writer Edouard Dujardin who used the stream of consciousness literaly technique and the interior monologue in his works. With the use of the semicolon mark Dujardin was able to continue his train of thought uninterruptedly. According to Joyce's confession he was particularly influenced by Dujardin's novel "Les lauriels cont coupes" (The Bays are Sere), 1887.