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When we speak of Ulysses we must first address its critics. This is nothing new: though the complaints have changed, the arguments remain as ignorant and outmoded as ever. Upon publication, the book was censored for its supposed obscenities, and was not legally available in the United States for over a decade. Now that it has been accepted as a literary classic, the charges against it have changed. It is too difficult, we can’t understand it, they cry. Wah.