‘The Old Woman of Prince’s Street’: Ulysses and The Freeman’s Journal

  title={‘The Old Woman of Prince’s Street’: Ulysses and The Freeman’s Journal},
  author={F. M. Larkin},
  journal={Dublin James Joyce Journal},
  pages={14 - 30}
  • F. M. Larkin
  • Published 4 March 2012
  • History
  • Dublin James Joyce Journal
It is 10 o’clock in the morning on 16 June 1904, and Mr Bloom is walking southwards along Westland Row, towards Lincoln Place. He has purchased that morning’s issue of The Freeman’s Journal and ‘[a]s he walked, he took the folded Freeman from his sidepocket, unfolded it, rolled it lengthwise in a baton and tapped it at each sauntering step against his trouserleg’ (U 5.48–50). There are many such casual references to the Freeman in Ulysses. More importantly, Leopold Bloom is employed as an… 
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