chapter  173
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Eugene Jolas Ct Ah, Answcrwyndham Lewis 1927

Because Joyce is skillful enough to vary his style according to subject matter and to use certain landmarks in literature as reference points, Mr. Lewis accuses him of unorganized susceptibility to influences. Because certain parts of Ulysses have the texture of every-day life in Dublin, Mr. Lewis shares Mr. Ernest Boyd's error in taking the great epic to be merely another Dubliners on a large scale. In accusing Joyce of 'taking his material from the Past,' he forgets that the book was started in 1914. Only a public stenographer could be more up to date. As a matter of fact, Mr. Lewis is farther behind Ulysses (Feb. 1922) than Ulysses is behind the Dublin of today.