Tuesday, November 06, 2007

So, where did I last leave off reading?

Okay, so in Singapore I bought another masterpiece I haven't read, a great thick slab of a book called MOBY DICK.

So, before I start in on that one, I thought that I had better make one more serious, genuine, contrite, purposeful effort to finish ULYSSES.

However, I am not sure where I last left off reading.

Could it be this page?



Or this one?



Or maybe this was the page I last read?



I mean, there are pages and pages and pages of this dense text and, sigh, to be true to my vow (which is already broken, but that's no excuse not to read ULYSSES cover to cover), I suppose I have to start all over again at the beginning of this section, which is like starting Mount Everest again from, say, the Katmandu airport.

5 Comments:

Blogger AdamSmithAcademy.org said...

If Ulysses isn't your style, another Joyce treat can be viewed in streaming video here:
http://www.adamsmithacademy.org/The_Boarding_House.html

7:43 AM  
Blogger Brad D. Green said...

I never could make it all the way through Ulysses. Somehow it made me feel inferior. So I thought I'd go and try Finnegan's Wake. That made me want to slash my wrists.

Why am I not a good enough reader?

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Elevate the Ordinary

10:33 PM  
Blogger iremonger said...

How goeth your quest? I very much enjoyed this blog - perhaps it can be resurrected?

3:53 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

You have two errors in your title name which if altered would make this blog post a bit more public seeing as people search these types of words:
1) You missed the R in Scrotum,
2) Joyce writes it as one word: scrotumtightening
Hope that helps!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Nick Miliokas said...

With "Ulysses," if you have to retrace your steps only ONCE, my friend, you are doing very well indeed

4:02 AM  

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