Librarians Who Hated ‘Ulysses’ (Letters)
There is continued controversy over public libraries banning Fifty Shades of Grey. On Bloomsday, Danielle Sigler at the Ransom Center library in Texas writes about another book that was censored on the charge of obscenity—James Joyce’s Ulysses. What did librarians think of the classic? Here are some of the Ransom Center's most treasured items in its Ulysses archives, including old 1933 letters from librarians weighing in on the value of the book, most of them unfavorably.