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" Away! Away! The spell of arms and voices: the white arms of roads, their promise of close embraces and the black arms of tall ships that stand against the moon, their tale of distant nations. They are held out to say: We are alone. Come. "
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Page 299
by James Joyce - 1916 - 299 pages
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Stephen Hero

James Joyce - Fiction - 1963 - 253 pages
...said with them: We are your people: and the air grew thick with their company as they called to him, their kinsman, making ready to go, shaking the wings of their exultant and terrible youth. [Departure for Paris (written across between paragraphs in blue crayon) ] From the Broadstone to Mullingar...
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Dublin's Joyce

Hugh Kenner - Literary Criticism - 1956 - 372 pages
...flying above the sea into an uncreated heaven: The spell of arms and voices: the white arms of roads, their promise of close embraces and the black arms...shaking the wings of their exultant and terrible youth. P2g8/288. The emotional quality of this is continuous with that of the Count of Monte Cristo, that...
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Ulysses

Hugh Kenner - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 182 pages
...for such writing. 'The spell of arms and voices,' he writes in his diary, 'the white arms of roads, their promise of close embraces and the black arms...stand against the moon, their tale of distant nations' (252). But other diary entries are free of this tic, the pervasiveness of which in the book's narrative...
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Dreams of Authority: Freud and the Fictions of the Unconscious

Ronald R. Thomas - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 308 pages
...at one point in the diary) what the unspecified "voices" that call to him in his dreams are saying: "We are alone. Come. And the voices say with them: We are your kinsmen" (252). Stephen must accept that his eloquence lies not in any single mastering discourse but in the...
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Joyce's Web: The Social Unraveling of Modernism

Margot Norris - Literary Criticism - 2011 - 255 pages
...opposition inscribed in the parataxis of Stephen's bombastic final preparations to fly by his nets ( "And the air is thick with their company as they call...shaking the wings of their exultant and terrible youth") and the prosaic female processing of recycled textiles. "Mother is putting my new secondhand clothes...
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Bloom's Old Sweet Song: Essays on Joyce and Music

Zack R. Bowen - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 151 pages
...the voices bid him to take off on another Dedalean excursion like the one that concluded chapter 4: "Come. And the voices say with them: We are your kinsmen....shaking the wings of their exultant and terrible youth" (252). So the dramatic climax of the book and the call to the future are recapitulated now near the...
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Joyce, Decadence, and Emancipation

Vivian Heller - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 191 pages
...occurs at the end of the book: "The spell of arms and voices: the white arms of roads, their promises of close embraces and the black arms of tall ships...shaking the wings of their exultant and terrible youth" (252). The people by the water's edge that Stephen dreamt of as a boy have grown into his kinsmen,...
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Advertising and Commodity Culture in Joyce

Garry Martin Leonard - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 252 pages
...perspective the terrifying and exhilarating experience of living in the labyrinth of a modern metropolis: "And the air is thick with their company as they call...shaking the wings of their exultant and terrible youth" (252). For Stephen, the labyrinth is what he designs by charting his course through it, but, because...
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The American Prose Poem: Poetic Form and the Boundaries of Genre

Michel Delville - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 291 pages
...Hero and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young The spell of arms and voices the white arms of roads, their promise of close embraces and the black arms of tall ships that stand against the moon, their tales of distant nations. They are held out to say: We are alone, come. And the voices say with...
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Exile and Creativity: Signposts, Travelers, Outsiders, Backward Glances

Susan Rubin Suleiman - Psychology - 1998 - 449 pages
...arms and voices at once figuratively and literally. In the second segment ("the white arms of roads, their promise of close embraces and the black arms of tall ships") the body becomes lexicalized metaphor. The tropic passion grows. Thus the arms begin to speak, in a...
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