I recently read (I'm not sure where) that a lot of scholars recommend that readers listen to Ulysses as opposed to reading it. Due to the narrator's pauses, inflections and tone, apparently readers will get a more robust understanding of the material in audio form.
I currently have two credits on my Audible account and am struggling to get even a short way into the copy of Ulysses I borrowed from my local library. What to do, what to do?
So... dear readers, what do you
Shit just got real, y'all. My next book is... gulp... Ulysses by James Joyce. A bunch of episodes back, I had that false alarm about Finnegans Wake but after running it past a bunch of people, it was determined that the reference wasn't legit. If it was, I'd still be reading it. I feel that The Joyce Spectrum of Difficulty goes: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (which I've read)>>>Ulysses>>>Finnegans Wake So, Ulysses is of medium difficulty. But when we're talking abou
My friend The Hot Mess recently brought my attention to this (she always finds the best shit. I guess it's from all that extra time she has on her hands NEGLECTING HER BLOGS! Whatever.. benefits me!) Book-A-Minute Classics Some of my favorites:Don Quixote by CervantesDon Quixote:Chivalry demands I destroy that evil thing. Sancho Panza:
No, master. It is something ordinary and harmless. Don Quixote:
THE END Finnegans Wake by James Joyce James Joyce:I have cre
Update to this post:
After much debate (and even more whining) it's been decided that, as it's not a legitimate reference, Finnegans Wake is not a book that we'll be keeping on The Official List. The fact that some random person out there on the world wide web decided that "Cinnamons Wake" sounds like "Finnegans Wake" is just not enough to base a decision to put that much time and effort into a single book.
However, as I'm now COMPLETELY intrigued and fascinated by the
Well, I just hit my first Black, White & Read Book Challenge quandary, and it's a good one. Before I start each new episode, I review The Official List for that episode and then watch the episode myself. I found the list off somewhere on the interwebz originally, and there are some instances when it's not quite accurate... the reference is for the movie, not the book or a book reference was missed entirely. So I have the "tough" job of re-watching the episodes and vetting t