He admits all the things he took from. His first encounter with Odysseus was from a children’s book for christ sake! People SHOULD be calling SHENANNIGANS! It’s a bullshit novel written like shit. he spent years on that garbaj! He laced it with bullshit on purpose or so he claimed. No one would publish a portrait of a young man as an artist and it pissed him off HUGE he had to totally re-write that shit to get it published. He couldn’t get Ulysses published AS a novel either, and the ONLY reason it got serialized in the first place was because of Ezra Pound. think it was Pound, pretty sure it was.
Everyone is afraid to look stupid or have an opinion that goes against whatever opinion you’re supposed to have. when something is praised and RESPECTED and you don’t get it, well that means YOU’RE low class and valueless. well, hey, why not explain to everyone why you love Ulysses so much douche face? Hmm what? Why? Because we will explain in detail why we love any literature that we DO love because we actually read it.
Suffering through a PAGE of James Joyce is a NIGHTMARE.