Looking for a quote about Ulysses
October 2, 2013 6:42 PM   Subscribe

Joyce fans: I'm having trouble remembering/finding a quote I once read about Ulysses. The gist was that the novel is so thematically rich that it seems to somehow anticipate new interpretations from its critics. (I want to say it was in the context of discussing a feminist reading of Penelope, but I could be wrong about that.) Does this ring any bells?
posted by danb to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Is this what you're thinking of? Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant" [wikipedia]
posted by oinopaponton at 7:03 PM on October 2, 2013

Perhaps John Coyle's claims, and discussions of Coyle's claims, are what you are looking for (see paragraph two)?
posted by beanie at 7:15 PM on October 2, 2013

I came in to say my first thought was the quote linked by oinopaponton.
posted by Lutoslawski at 9:56 AM on October 3, 2013

That's probably it, yeah. I thought it was a quote about Joyce instead of by him, but I'm willing to bet I'm just misremembering. Thanks, everyone!
posted by danb at 7:13 PM on October 3, 2013

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