The poet T.S. Elliot once summed up the impact of James Joyce and the publication of “Ulysses” in 1922 by saying, “He single-handedly killed the 19th century.”
That’s a pretty powerful indictment for a book that very few people have actually read. In fact, the completion of reading the 700 pages is so difficult, specific support groups have emerged in New York City for those brave enough to tackle the literary beast.
For those who want a easy way out for understanding the meaning and message behind this literary tour de force, the Spy suggests running over to Washington College late Wednesday afternoon to catch a rare showing of the documentary In Bed With Ulysses.
The duo behind the film will screen and discuss their film at Washington College on Wednesday, November 19. It’s worth the drive.