ULYSSES and hepatitis
So, with hep, one is often prone in bed, lots of time on one's jaundiced hands to read.
Well,I can tell you, ULYSSES is not a novel for the sickbed. The effort of reading that deathless prose seemed to bring one closer yet to death's door.
(You know, if Dante had written his INFERNO *after* the publication of ULYSSES, he might have included a particularly fiendish torment...)