Ulysses Wednesday #9

Welcome to Ulysses Wednesday, where I track my progress reading James Joyce’s tale of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom.

Status: page 429 of 783.

  Again real life has hampered my reading progress.  I did finish the “maternity ward” chapter, which my friend Ed informs me is the “Oxen of the Sun” episode (my edition has absolutely no mention of chapter numbers, much less the names of episodes as they are called in the smart circles) but it continued to make absolutely no sense to me.

  I wonder if I need to read the whole book first without “thinking” about it, then go back to closely read and thus better appreciate what it’s trying to say?

  I am heading out on a short vacation today and since I know I won’t be in the right place to read properly I am not bringing ol’ Ulysses with me.  I hope to read the next chapter/episode before next week’s post, though.

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