Is Ulysses overrated?
Ah, this is so simple--of course it isn't. It may be liked more by some, less by others-but its fundamental influence on the shape of nearly all subsequent fiction--the one-two punch of Joyce and Woolf given us much of the restucturing and understanding of the way fiction works. It is, in fact, impossible to overestimate the importance of Ulysses. I would ask rather that in the shadow of Ulysses, have we underestimated the importance of some other works of twentieth century fiction?