March 4, 2009

IT'S THREE THIRDS FOR JOYCE AND JAMES:

Two-thirds lie about reading a book (Stephen Adams, 04 Mar 2009, Daily Telegraph)

Languishing on shelves up and down the country are copies of such worthy tomes as Leo Tolstoy's epic, George Orwell's political allegory 1984 and James Joyce's Modernist classic, Ulysses.

But while we like to brag about how we have read - and understood - them, most of us simply lie, according to a survey released to mark World Book Day today.


A couple people may have read Ulysses, because it's so hard to find hair shirts these days, but no one has ever read Finnegan's Wake.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at March 4, 2009 6:44 PM
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