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"Yes I said yes I will Yes."

Advantages: The best reading experience ever
Disadvantages: It ends… I will read it again and again and again…

Ulysses by James Joyce For me, James Joyce's Ulysses is not just a novel; it is a complete project. When I first read the book a couple of years ago, I was very apprehensive; I prepared some reference books and articles from the Internet, took a deep ...

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James Joyce - Ulysses - Not The Audio Book!

Advantages: Among the greatest novels ever written.
Disadvantages: You'd be best to take a few maps,

Ulysses is both a start and an end. It is the start of something spectacular, exciting, innovative and revolutionary in the medium of the novel, and yet it is also the end of the novel, for post-Ulysses, there is very little left to be said by way of a se ...

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The Return of the Lemon Platt

Advantages: Unique, creative, thought-provoking, Irish, Joyce
Disadvantages: Cannot be read just one!

"Once upon a time, and a very good time it was, there was a moocow coming down along the road" was all it took to make me hooked on James Joyce. I studied A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man during my first semester as an English student and absolutel ...

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Do you really need one...

Advantages: It's Joyce.
Disadvantages: Hard to read, etc.

Yes it's the modernist text. Yes it's difficult to understand. Yes it's the forerunner and influence Eliot said he never had. Yes it's unoriginal - it uses the framework of the Odyssey. Yes its set over a single day. Yes each chapter uses a different tech ...

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ulysses

Advantages: it is a book of the ages
Disadvantages: it costs money to buy!

Joyce was born in Ireland in 1882 and died in 1941. He was never rich, had much trouble with his eyes, his daughter was schizophrenic, and he died young. The only demand that I make of my reader is that they should devote their whole lives to rading my bo ...

alcidebava 16.08.2000 · Read full review
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