Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Odyssey #1

This summer I took upon a long planned and twice failed project.
The reading of Ulysses, novel written by James Joyce.
I think I maybe found the reading hard, because critics all over the world tells me so.
Gunnar convinced me, it's not a difficult book, but a rich one.
Feeding and inspiring the mind.

Armed with a glossary, a commentator's book, Homer's Odyssey, a map over Dublin, history of Ireland and a pen, I finally weighed anchor.
Gunnar was a bit reluctant to the idea of me making notes in the actual novel, but that is my way of reading in depth.
My Bible is highlighted from Genesis to the Revelation.

James Joyce used 8 years on writing the novel, no reason for me to try finish reading it in "one sitting", to quote John Cowart.

So far I find all the digressions more interesting than trying to point out a main road from A to Z.
Like life itself, the most interesting things keep popping up, while one is busy making other plans.

4 comments: said...


I am impressed! That is a serious task. I think I will let you do 'the work' of reading this and just wait for your rich comments as you read! :)

Hugs from Texas!


Amrita said...

Dear Felisol, first of all let me tell you that I like your new blog look, very nice theme...opens easily.

Embarking the Ulysees journey is a remarkable feat Felisol. I hav several tomes which I am unable to read.I am sure your reading has brought you much pleasure.

John Cowart said...

I've never tackled the reading of James Joyce. No pictures in the whole book!

More power to ya!


Sue Seibert said...

Oh, I could not imagine reading Ulyses in on sitting!!