"We find ourselves, in other words, in a late-flowering offshoot of one of the great modernist ambitions, which reached full bloom in "Ulysses": the urge to try out every conceivable style, not as a show of skill but in a bid to grasp a world so rich that it threatens, or rejoices, to elude our clutches."

Home Fronts by Anthony Lane p83 The New Yorker Magazine 29 April 2013