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Review: Ulysses

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

ULYSSES is one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. It was not easy to find a publisher in America willing to take it on, and when Jane Jeap and Margaret Anderson started printing extracts from the book in their literary magazine The Little Review in 1918, they were arrested and charged with publishing obscenity. They were fined $100, and even The New York Times expressed ... Read full review

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I love books. All the books in the world that make me feel something, think hard, or be engrossed in a good story. Pity that for all its pretensions of grandeur, Ulysses did none of these things. You can spend the first 200 pages admiring Joyce's cleverness, but in his subsequent abandonment of both punctuation and the words used by normal people, I can find very little to admire...no matter how hard I try. A good metaphor is a powerful thing, a metaphor buried so deep that it's meaningless is quite another thing. It may be the book that launched a thousand cribs, but it's not the one for this little Philistine. 

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