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Why do we keep books?

I read James Joyce’s Ulysses once. It wasn’t easy but I got the job done. Did I understand it? Of course not. Nobody understands Ulysses, and anybody who tells you they did is lying. But I knew what a lot of the words in it meant and I’m pretty sure I looked at them in the author’s intended order, and if that’s not reading then I’ll eat my cat. Understanding be damned.

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