It is a classic more for the form than anything else. Were it not the "first" "reinvention" of stream of consciousness writing, it would just be considered a poorly organized diary of a self-important …
I had to read this for a Literature class and really struggled with the stream of consciousness narration. I understand the redeeming value of the style of this book, but it wasn't love at first read.
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Of Ulysses, James Joyce claimed to have "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant," which is an apt warning to readers …
One of the first books of his I ever read. I loved this book.
Yawn. Joyce is so drawn out.
I’ve tried to read Joyce’s “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” at least 2 or 3 times in the past 30 years and finally succeeded. It’s not a very welcoming book for contemporary …
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