[L. 112 | 119] 12 February 1965

Ulysses should keep you quiet for a bit. One of the middle chapters may puzzle you a little (a little more than the others, I mean)—it starts in archaic English in the style of Sir Thomas Malory (Morte d'Arthur) and gradually proceeds, imitating the style of progressively more and more modern English writers (as the company gets more and more drunk), until it finishes up in the style of an American hot-gospeller. Some of the people in Dubliners appear again in Ulysses.