Translating Ulysses into Twitter


18 Responses to “Translating Ulysses into Twitter”

  1. Jenn says:

    Ian Bogost did this to great effect in 2007– or at least “Wandering Rocks”, which made it tolerable and interesting.

  2. randomguy says:


    • Gulliver says:


      If you have to ask, you’ll never understand…

      I’m just kidding; I have no idea why. Some people collect rare coins, some twits tweed Joyce. Go figure.

      I kinda liked Finnegans Wake and Ulysses, but I couldn’t even finish the self-indulgent bitterfest that is A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, no matter how stylistically clever the writing.

      To each their own.

  3. Anonymous says:

    seventy years from now, books written in standard english will be as remote and distant to readers as olde english, shakespeare, chaucer is to the average reader today.

    the word “though” will look strange and antique, as will the word “antique”

    english will be all abreviations.

    “Tweet” will replace standard english. But what will replace tweet?


  4. Gulliver says:

    Let the meta-Joyce Wars begin!

  5. James says:

    Um, I already did this. In 2007.!/booktwo

    Please don’t Stephen.

  6. James says:

    Well, I did it mindlessly, but still.

  7. James says:

    And I meant to say, don’t *tell* Stephen.

    Weird morning.

  8. RebNachum says:

    Let ‘em tweet Finnegans Wake, if they want macho points.

  9. yrarbil cilbup says:

    Stupid is as stupid does,,,

  10. Anonymous says:

    Stly, plmp Bck Mllgn cme frm th strhd, barng a bwl of lthr on whch a mrror nd a rzr ly crssed. #Ulyss

  11. JoshP says:

    that one is all y’all..
    but if everyone wants to collective sock-puppet a hemingway facebook account… lemme know.

  12. NickPheas says:

    Tell the troll. Explain to him that copyright gives him the ability to play these games for life+70 years. Since Joyce died 70 years, 4 months and 13 days ago, all his wordz are belong to us.

  13. nehoccramcire says:

    Don’t twead on me.

  14. Jamie says:

    And obviously not the first and only to do so.

  15. Anonymous says:

    doomsday starts now

  16. Toff says:

    Preferring a “tweading” on Twitter to a reading in a pub does strike me as horrific.

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