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Meaty Ore
Dec 17, 2011

My God, it's full of cat pictures!


After having read Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, I'm continuing on with Ulysses. I'm enjoying it so far, and I'm glad that not only did I read the first two works first, but that the volumes were annotated. It informed me about Irish history and politics that were still at issue when Joyce was writing, which generally doesn't get taught about in the US, even at the university level (unless you take a course on Joyce, I imagine). Having that background information, as well as already having spent a good deal of time with one of the main characters, makes for much easier reading. I'm on the chapter in the library right now, where Stephen and his friends are discussing Shakespeare, and I've got to say that though it be written down, yet forget not that Buck Mulligan is an rear end.

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