This essay argues that Gerty’s fetishized feet and legs function as verbal, visual and aural symbols that guide the readers through Nausicaa’s intertextextual labyrinth. Episode 13 does not just reenact the mythic Homeric encounter between a foreign man and an unguarded girl on the beach of Phaeacia, but alludes simultaneously and repeatedly to other versions--classical and modern of the original erotic-elegiac encounter. Joyce play on prosody reveals that Gerty MacDowell is like the ideal puellae Ovid and Dante a textual-object , a personification allegory, fabricated by the poet-lover.

Grimaldi, P. (2014). Limping in Edenville. JAMES JOYCE QUARTERLY, 51(2), 141-146.

Limping in Edenville

GRIMALDI, PATRIZIA
2014

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This essay argues that Gerty’s fetishized feet and legs function as verbal, visual and aural symbols that guide the readers through Nausicaa’s intertextextual labyrinth. Episode 13 does not just reenact the mythic Homeric encounter between a foreign man and an unguarded girl on the beach of Phaeacia, but alludes simultaneously and repeatedly to other versions--classical and modern of the original erotic-elegiac encounter. Joyce play on prosody reveals that Gerty MacDowell is like the ideal puellae Ovid and Dante a textual-object , a personification allegory, fabricated by the poet-lover.
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