Of Two Minds Review -- Hypertext

Joyce on his writing style:
"...I am by now used to readers who insist that my prose is so polyvocal that I speak or write hypertext, even (or especially) each time that I am certain I have finally, like a line upon water, written a clear version" (4).

Indeed, Joyce's words as images cycle and recycle on top of one another to form a richly layered design of thought. He talks of this style as being aggravating to some and enabling to others. I found it to be both. At some points the layers repelled my attempts to connect with the knowledge buried deep within the wildly reeling, yet somehow uniformly closed lines of text. On other pages I found myself boosted again and again to seemingly higher circles as previous words found different energy in new surroundings.