Take a look at the Wikipedia article
under the same name and them let's try to figure it out with an example outside
Sometimes, when something is labeled
one way or another, it becomes biased with a mist of complication or unintelligibility
and most people (me included) simply dismiss it as too complicated or "it
is not for me", and the like.
In the article above it is said,
and I quote:
"Possibly the most famous
use of the technique came in 1922 with the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses"
and since Ulysses is obviously an
obstacle, the point is made.
Before giving our example outside
literature, take a look at this famous picture and a
very interesting report on it:
The report claims it was not staged,
but she is reading the last page...(you didn't notice, isn't?...)
The example on Stream of Consciousness
outside literature is this: Fiction
If you realize that it is simply
a glorified catalogue of Furniture, I cannot refrain myself to observe that
Ulysses is a glorified version of the following:
breakfast for his wife. Goes to the butcher. Goes to the post office. Goes to
church. Goes to a chemist. Goes to a public bath. Goes to a funeral. Goes to
a newspaper press. Goes to a locksmith to canvass an ad. Feeds some seagulls.
Goes to a bar. Helps a blind man cross the street. Goes to the museum. Goes
to to the library. Visits a bookseller. Window-shops. Goes to a restaurant.
Listens to some live music. Writes a love letter. Goes to another bar. Nearly
gets in a fight. Masturbates to a beautiful eighteen-year-old exhibitionist
giving him a private show. Takes an alfresco nap. Takes up a collection for
a widow. Goes to a hospital to visit a pregnant woman. Flits with a nurse. Feeds
a stray dog. Goes to a whorehouse. Helps avert a row with the police. Goes to
a cabmans shelter and listens to a sailor tell stories. Breaks into his
own house. Urinates under the stars with another man. Watches the sunrise. Kisses
his wife on her arse."