"I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape." He went on to assert that Joyce was not at fault if people after him did not understand it: "The next generation is responsible for its own soul; a man of genius is responsible to his peers, not to a studio full of uneducated and undisciplined coxcombs."...Continua
"What special affinities appeared to him to exist between the moon and woman?
Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage: the terribility of her isolated dominant resplendent propinquity: her omens of tempest and of calm: the stimulation of her light, her motion and her presence: the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence: her splendour, when visible: her attraction, when invisible."...Continua
immenso e non facile, credo che nessuno possa riuscire
a possederlo; neanche l'autore stesso; è un'opera che vive di luce propria ed è ovviamente sfuggente: l'Ulisse è prolisso,
eccessivo, volgare, incomprensibile , una spacconeria.
leggendolo pensavo di fare una gran cosa , una volta finito
un gran vuoto, questo ricordo ( a parte una quantità incredibile
di nuove parole)