Let’s talk about commas, by Care Santos

There is a lot of talk these days about the novel ‘Ulysses’, by James Joyce, as a result of the centenary of its publication. It’s funny to see that the controversy it generated then is still valid. Many do not support it (among them many writers), others consider it the greatest genius of the 20th century. “I wrote ‘Ulysses’ to keep critics entertained for 30 years,” said its author. Of course, he did. And not just three decades. Here we are, 100 years later, thinking about it. Smiling for those who considered Joyce ordinary and despicable because their Harold Bloom masturbates or defecates. But I didn’t want to talk about any of this in this article. I wanted to talk about commas.

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