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Old 12-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by r2473 View Post
If you want to have even the slightest clue about what is going on in Ulysses, I think this Teaching Company course is your best bet. My local library has a copy. It really did help me a lot.
Thanks. I should check this out.

Proust is tough to stick with as he remembers this and that and describes it in such interesting detail. Nothing really much "happens" though.

It's just not your normal novel. You really have to commit to living in "Proust's world" when you sit down to read. Certainly takes an interesting mind to write like that.
I always approached it like an autobiography rather than a story or novel. I consider myself a patient reader, but reading Proust -- and not being able to keep at it --- has shown me that I shouldn't be too smug about my patience .
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