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"The Sisters," "Eveline," and "After the Race" had elicited "too many letters of complaint from readers," and Norman could not print such an obviously provocative contribution from the young writer.

Norman, editor of The Irish Homestead, which had in the previous year published three short stories by James Joyce, was compelled to reject the work of this already controversial contributor.

However, Joyce's characteristic paraliptic narration, in which gaps in information are conspicuously displayed, can still elicit our curiosity in the aid of his exploration of one of the more neglected and disdained figures in Irish culture.

I will argue that by producing an association between his character Maria and the Biblical figure Mary Magdalene, Joyce exposed social hypocrisies and also explored honest arrangements of love, family, and community.

She is first described during Jesus's public ministry when he casts out her seven demons: In this first appearance, Mary is among a community of independent women (one of whom, Joanna, has left behind a husband to join new companions); in addition to their participation in the Jesus movement, these women also provided material support for Christ and his followers, "ministered unto him of their substance" (9)Mary's discipleship is further described in two scenes in which she courageously reveals herself as Jesus's follower during a particularly dangerous moment for the new community of Christians.

First, she keeps vigil with Christ's mother at the foot of the crucifix.

(11) In the intervening years, however--whether by marriage or by prostitution--Mary Magdalene has been consistently converted from first witness into most notorious lover.

Paul Parrish notes this discrepancy between "Biblical accounts" in which she is "witnessing the death of someone she loves and follows" and "longstanding tradition" which transforms Mary Magdalene from the "grieving mourner" at the foot of Jesus's cross to penitent sinner atoning for the sin of prostitution by washing Jesus's feet with the copious water of her own tears (Parrish 2002, 238).

Opposing these restricted social roles in "Clay,"Joyce relied on a reader's knowledge both of Mary Magdalene's representation in the Gospels and also on theological interpretations of those passages in the Roman Catholic Church.

(7) In rhetoric, this figure comprises an intentionally concise idiom that invites speculation that something of interest has been omitted.

The classic example, "not to mention other faults," invites the listener to imagine a person's specific array of failings.

Is this woman of a certain age a visionary carrier of Gospel, a disciple with financial means, or a whore in need of reform?

Maria's slight body is a screen for each of these projections and the screen on which Joyce projected the story of the Magdalene as both provider and fallen woman, sinner and peacemaker.

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