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O a compulsively readable bookWilliam Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand Joyce saw it in Dublin Ireland on June 16 1904 a day distinguished by its utter normality Two characters Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom go about their separate business crossing paths with a gallery of indelible Dubliners We watch them teach eat stroll the streets argue and in Bloom's case masturbate And thanks to the book's stream of consciousness techn Sometimes reading a Great Work of Literature is like drinking fine French wine say an aged Burgundy or Mersault Everyone tells you how amazing it is and on an intellectual level you can appreciate the brilliance the subtlety the refinement But really it is too refined It is unapproachable it is aloof it doesn't go with thatketchupy burger you're having for dinner You're not enjoying itBut then you read the label closely and realize that although it tastes just like a fine burgundy your wine was made in the Abarca Hills of Chile It is from Casa Marin and was in fact not made by a snooty Frenchman with a degree in oenology but by a down to earth woman farmer and although it is sophisticated and complex there is a accessible note a friendliness And perhaps importantly it is several percent higher in alcohol than that French wine youthought you had and by the time you're halfway through the bottle it really seems pretty likeable after all you and the wine are getting along just fine and you are having an enthusiastic discussion ofliterature with people who were strangers an hour ago and one of them tells a dirty joke that Joyce would have sniggered at and you laugh so hard you spill your wine on him and maybe he's a little annoyedbut your host brings a towel and another bottle and the party isgreat And maybe you are a wine ignoramus and the fancy bottle was kind of wasted on you but you enjoyed it so so what?

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Ulysses AUTHOR James JoyIue which suggests no mere stream but an impossibly deep swift running river we're privy to their thoughts emotions and memories The result? Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordian folds of a single day which makes Ulysses not just an experimental work but the very last word in realismConsidered the greatest 20th century novel written in English in this edition Walter Gabler uncovers previously unseen tex “Stately plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed”Ulysses James JoyceI have never had so many starts false starts and restarts with a novel in my entire life But it was worth every effort made to read this amazing bookMy Goodreads friend zxvasdf once said to me You'll always be far from finishing even when you finish it I don't think anyone can really appreciate Joyce's work in its entirety if they're not Joyce themselves; there'll always be mysteries abound He's 100% right Upon closing the cover my first inclination was to go back to the beginning and read the first section all over again Then I thought no I should dive directly into A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man Ultimately I decided I need to step away from James Joyce and digest Ulysses for a few monthsJoyce's Ulysses has been called the most important novel in all of modern literature and it is Joyce burst the traditional form of the novel wide open Yes Ulysses is a radical departure from the traditional novels of the past Joyce brilliantly married modern literature to classical literature in the pages of UlyssesAm I gushing? Of course I am but Ulysses is a novel that deserves being gushed overFriends on Goodreads have mentioned to me that they hope I will explain Ulysses to them with my review Sorry but I am unable to do so Honestly I don't know if anyone can I doubt that few people understand and comprehend Ulysses and that's exactly what James Joyce wanted He set about to confuse and disorient scholars for 100's of years But oh what a wonderful state of confusion it is to inhabit I have to touch for a moment upon PENELOPE before I end this non review I believe this final chapter Molly Bloom's Solilouy to be the single greatest piece of writing I have ever encountered I've never read anything like this Molly's solilouy ties all of Ulysses together While reading this brilliant piece of writing 76 pages in the edition I read with no punctuation I had several aha moments I gained deep insight into both Leopold and Stephen's characters Not everyone will agree with my conclusions and perhaps Joyce has played a cosmic joke on me wellMolly's Solilouy is a piece of writing that I will revisit as a stand alone piece of writing many times Just as I read Charles Dickens anually I will now read Molly's Solilouy every Bloomsday It is an amazing piece of writing; one that will entrall me for years to come In the end it is actually Molly's voice that is the most powerful in the pages of Ulysses Ending Ulysses with Molly's Solilouy is truly orgasmicIn the end Ulysses is about all of humanity It is about a city and her people about eating and drinking and fucking It is about our memories our joys and sorrows Ulysses is about life All our livesWhat is there left to say? Ulysses is the most challenging of novels Should you read it? By all means yes It is a glorious literary adventure And if you don't make it thru the first time go back and try again You will not be disappointed

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mobi à Ulysses AUTHOR James Joyce ñ Paperback Read ì ➹ [Read] ➵ Ulysses By James Joyce ➼ – In the past Ulysses has been labeled dirty blasphemous and even unreadable None of these adjectives however do the slightest justice to the novel To this day it remains the modernist In the past Ulysses has been labeled dirty blasphemous and even unreadable None of these adjectives however do the slightest justice to the novel To this day it remains the modernist masterpiece in which the author takes both Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes It is funny sorrowful and even in a close focus sort of way suspenseful And despite the exegetical industry that has sprung up in the last 75 years Ulysses is als Life is too short to read Ulysses