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Why should you read James Joyce's "Ulysses"? - Sam Slote

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James Joyce's “Ulysses” is widely considered to be both a literary masterpiece and one of the hardest works of literature to read. It inspires such devotion that once a year, thousands of people all over the world dress up like the characters, take to the streets, and read the book aloud. So what is it about this novel that inspires so many people? Sam Slote uncovers the allure of this epic tome.

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  • Educator Sam Slote
  • Director Carol Freeman
  • Illustrator Carol Freeman, Katie Sherlock
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  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt

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