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The 8 stages of trying to read James Joyce ahead of Bloomsday

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As Bloomsday, the day on which Leopold Bloom took his famous journey through Dublin in James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” approaches on June 16, Joyce fans get ready to celebrate one of Ireland’s most famous authors. Joyce is celebrated for his wit, use of stream of consciousness, and challenging what a novel can be and do.

Despite all the praise, he can be difficult to read and many high school students have been dragged kicking and screaming through his collection of short stories, “Dubliners.”

In addition to “Ulysses” and “Dubliners,” Joyce is well known for “Finnegan’s Wake” which takes the reader through a maze of puns and........

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