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Virginia Woolf to James Joyce
There are some authors, and some books, that seem completely untouchable. James Joyce might not quite fall under that category as a writer (even Nabokov, who adored "Ulysses" found "Finnegan's Wake" unreadable) but his novel "Ulysses" is one of the most highly praised works of fiction of all time. However, that wasn't good enough for Virginia Woolf, who had this to say on the topic.
"I dislike 'Ulysses' more and more — that is I think it more and more unimportant; and don't even trouble conscientiously to make out its meanings. Thank God, I need not write about it."