What did he mean by this?

Nojokur
Nojokur

"History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awaken."

What did he mean by this?

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Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Personal history

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Fried_Sushi
I thought he meant the historical process.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@VisualMaster

You wish it was that deep

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@GoogleCat
Ulysses is pretty deep.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@VisualMaster
That's just my personal interpretation.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@GoogleCat
@Fried_Sushi
Stop that

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Nojokur
More pictures like this?
It must look awesome on acid desu.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Stark_Naked
Shoo shoo silly junkie

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Nojokur
Read Vico.
Or his wikipedia page.

Methshot
Methshot

@Lunatick
Did it.
But the Quote is still highly ambigous. Which aspect oif history does he condemn?

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Nojokur

He was extremely edgy and depressed, he probably needed a hug and some hot coco. Maybe some warm hole too.

WebTool
WebTool

@Nojokur
It's so strange to me that people want our cities to look like this in the future. It looks like a nightmare.

TechHater
TechHater

@WebTool
Tons of cities basically already look like this.
Its not about preference but the hyper-real manifestations of the economy

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Raving_Cute
How does it feel to know that three of the top five modern writers in your country were drug addicts at a point of their lives?
N-not that I'm an addict sir

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@WebTool
Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai already resemble this a bit.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@eGremlin
Hemmingway and DFW killed themselves so you should too!

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@StrangeWizard
Well, I'm just saying I might (certainly) still be a genius though I do drugs.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Garbage Can Lid
Its still indicative of an unserious person with nothing to contribute though but whatever makes you feel better is clearly the line you live your life by

Flameblow
Flameblow

basically the same message as zootopia

5mileys
5mileys

@Flameblow
Which was?

idontknow
idontknow

@Nojokur
the "paralysis" of dubliners

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

the weight of irish history and identity bearing down on his artistic vision
@idontknow
best post itt

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Nojokur
https://youtu.be/tATeLQL-B74

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Nojokur
it's about the idea that learning about history, rather than freeing him, is paralyzing him. everything he does and every decision he makes is done not for its own sake but rather in reference to - or in defiance of - historical precedent. it's a plea for a kind of immanent, lived reality, much like the idea from elsewhere in the chapter that God is 'a shout in the street.'

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Deadlyinx
So Joyce believed neither in the worth of God, nor Hegels religiously inspired progressive history?

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