Ulysses has been labeled dirty, blasphemous & unreadable. In a 1933 court decision, Judge John M. Woolsey declared it an emetic book--tho he found it sufficiently unobscene to allow its importation into the USA--& Virginia Woolf was moved to decry Joyce's "cloacal obsession." None of these... show more
Ulysses has been labeled dirty, blasphemous & unreadable. In a 1933 court decision, Judge John M. Woolsey declared it an emetic book--tho he found it sufficiently unobscene to allow its importation into the USA--& Virginia Woolf was moved to decry Joyce's "cloacal obsession." None of these adjectives, however, do the slightest justice to the novel. To this day it r
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 783
Edition language: English
I read through half the book and spent the second half reading through a Ulysses companion, attempting to understand exactly what was written. I can say that James Joyce undoubtedly had skill and was able to imbue humor into this story, but like most other readers of this lengthy novel I found it ve...
Meh. Some interesting things in the story. I like the idea of a stream of consciousness, day in the life of, but it made it much more difficult to read, or listen to in this case via an audio book. I did find the shifting styles interesting. I liked toward the end the playscript style.
There once was an author who lived in the lovely Italian seaside town of Trieste. It is not a town that I have visited, though I would like to one day, and it wasn't all that long ago that he lived there, relatively speaking of course. This author decided one day that he would like to write a book. ...
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Tak genialna, że mało kto ją czyta. Tak zagmatwana, że mało kto z niej wychodzi bez uszczerbku. Tak oniryczna, że po zakończeniu świat wydaje się być tylko bladym cieniem samego siebie. Tak dekonstruktywna, że po wyjściu z niej nie wiemy, kim jesteśmy. Ale to i tak nic przy "Finnegans Wake", która n...
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