|In Dublin's fair city...|
No, not the mythical King of Ithaca who helped end the Trojan War. No, this is a piece of literature written by the famed Irish writer, James Joyce. He was known for his innovative writing style, especially for the book, Ulysses.
This is a quote from the book:
I was thinking of so many things he didn’t know of Mulvey and Mr Stanhope and Hester and father and old captain Groves and the sailors playing all bird fly and I say stoop and washing up dishes*** they called it on the pier and sentry in front of the governors house with the thing round his white helmet poor devil half roasted and the Spanish girls laughing in their shawls and their tall combs and the auctions in the morning the Greeks and jews and the Arabs and the devil knows who else from all the ends of all Europe and Duke street and the fowl market all clucking outside Larby Sharons and the door donkeys slipping half asleep on the vague fellows in the cloaks…
If you made it to ***, good on ye.
The book is 265,000 words in length, with 30, 030 words lexicons: a special vocabulary or definition of the author’s peculiar language preferences. Notice the lack of punctuation.
I tried to read this book really tried but had to give up and started War and Peace instead it was okay but the plot…