- Works of literature should not be measured by how much work went into them. Sure a lot of work went into writing Ulysses. But writing shouldn't just be a game where someone says, look at all this fancy work I can do, and people pat themselves on the back for being able to notice the fancy work.
- Ulysses is tiresome
- Ulysses is tedious
- Joyce is a pseudo-intellectual. Scientist are intellects. They propose a hypothesis Make it as clear as possible, and gather evidence to support or weaken the hypothesis. If Joyce believes things, he should state them clearly, make a list of logical reasons to support those conclusion, and encourage other people to submit their reasons to agree or disagree with his conclusion. We can do that now. Lets advance the science of thinking. Lets be clear. Lets be organized. If you believe your ideas are important you owe it to your readers to be clear, comprehensible, and transparent. Genius does not need to hide itself so that only fellow geniuses can comprehend, but true Genius is making truth plain.
- "By turning literature from entertaining stories into puzzle solving, I believe he has turned many children away from reading." (From Amazon).
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"Ulysses," by James Joyce is not a great book
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