...Hielt ich den Atem an (thewitchesbwew) wrote in stackofbooks,
...Hielt ich den Atem an

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Hey, all.

So I'm a big James Joyce fan, and I've finally made it to Ulysses. I've been looking forward to reading this book for years, and I've heard SO much about it, and I knew it would be challenging. But I'm now halfway through, and I'm still kind of...I dunno. I'm not exactly sure what it's about, and I know that's a pretty juvenile perspective, but I feel that, based on its reputation and what I know about James Joyce, there MUST be more to it than I'm getting out of it.

I'm sure I'll wind up reading it again years from now and understanding it better, and that's fine. There are plenty of books that I didn't appreciate the first time and later grew to love, and I'm not going to give up on this one just because I don't really "get" it.

But I was wondering if anyone who's read it before has any observations, suggestions, reviews, comments, or advice for getting the most out of it? I'd very much appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks a bunch in advance!
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