Phoenician Sailor

See part 4. Phlebas the Phoenician and Mr. Eugenides, the Smyrna merchant - both of whom appear later in the poem - are different phases of the same symbolic character, here identified as the "Phoenician Sailor." Mr. Eugenides exports "currants" (line 210). The drowned Phlebas floats in the "current" (line 315).

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