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

I thought he meant the historical process.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

You wish it was that deep

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Ulysses is pretty deep.

Supergrass
Supergrass

That's just my personal interpretation.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Stop that

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

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

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Shoo shoo silly junkie

Lunatick
Lunatick

Read Vico.
Or his wikipedia page.

Methshot
Methshot

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

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

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

WebTool
WebTool

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

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

eGremlin
eGremlin

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

Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai already resemble this a bit.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Hemmingway and DFW killed themselves so you should too!

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

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

viagrandad
viagrandad

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

Which was?

idontknow
idontknow

the "paralysis" of dubliners

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

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

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

youtu.be/tATeLQL-B74

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

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

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

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