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Old 12-20-2012, 11:42 PM   #13
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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.

http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/c...l.aspx?cid=237
Thanks. I should check this out.

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

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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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