Some books are there to be read, other books are there to be rubbed in people’s faces. Joyce’s modernist day in the life is definitely one of the latter. The trials and tribulations of Dubliner Leopold Bloom might not sound like a tough text on the surface, but this is a book that contains pages and pages dedicated to the protagonist on the toilet. Carry in the front pocket of a green tweed blazer for that "shabby intellectual" look.
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