Ulysses just came in the mail, I opened it up and this is what I see.
Where the fuck are the quotation marks? Why are there these dashes where the quotation marks are supposed to be?
nah it's a pretty well known misprint. hold on to that copy though. it might be collector's item one day. wait until you find the page where all the periods are commas and the commas periods.
Wait i just read the story in dubliners with Mr. Power and Mr. Cunningham. That's kind of neat. Is Ulysses super reliant on having read Portrait and Dubliners? I'll be reading it concurrently with the Odyssey and that Joyce podcast. Is there any more background stuff necessary?
Read it first, focus on one at a time. Ulysses shares characters with portrait and dubs. And you get to follow the development of his writing. They're not that long anyway.
Also have you read hamlet?