Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Ulysses for Dummies

I started reading Joyce's Ulysses a couple of years ago. I initially made good progress but when I hit the hallucinogenic Circes chapter, my eyes rolled back and I nodded off to sleep - for years. The other day I picked up the book again and have been plowing through. I could have saved myself a lot of work if I had just viewed Ulysses for Dummies. On a more serious note, I've actually found the Cliff Notes to be helpful in understanding the chapter.

On a related note, according to this guy, because I've mentioned Joyce and Ulysses I'm an official AFPM - Artsy-Fartsy-Pretentious-Mofo. Luckily the same exclusion that applied to him applies to me (a friendly responder gives him a pass because he drinks Miller from the can).

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