Blazes Boylan

Hugh “Blazes” Boylan is a fictional character from James Joyce's novel Ulysses. He is the manager for Molly Bloom's upcoming concert in Belfast. Boylan is well known and well liked around town, but comes across as a rather sleazy individual, especially in regards to his attitudes toward women. Boylan has become interested in Molly, and they commence an affair of a sexual nature during the novel.

The novel Ulysses by James Joyce
Characters
Locations
  • Davy Byrne's pub
  • Glasnevin Cemetery
  • James Joyce Tower and Museum
  • Sandymount Strand
  • National Library of Ireland
Analysis
  • Gilbert schema
  • Linati schema
  • Molly Bloom's soliloquy
Adaptations
  • Ulysses in Nighttown (1958 play)
  • Ulysses (1967 film)
  • Ulysses (1982 broadcast and recording)
  • Bloom (2003 film)
Other
  • Bloomsday
  • Lilac Bloomsday Run
  • United States v. One Book Called Ulysses

Famous quotes containing the word blazes:

    The real meditation is ... the meditation on one’s identity. Ah, voilà une chose!! You try it. You try finding out why you’re you and not somebody else. And who in the blazes are you anyhow? Ah, voilà une chose!
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)