Thursday, August 04, 2016

Ulysses

I started reading Ulysses again. I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time.

James Joyce knew seventeen languages. Parts of Ulysses are written in several of them.

Joyce pioneered the use of the stream of consciousness style that heavily influenced later writers, most of whom, fortunately, knew fewer than seventeen languages. Like many a bad idea, it continues to be popular.