By Michael Slezak
Updated June 29, 2009 at 09:49 PM EDT

I was talking with some friends over the weekend about the recent “performance” of James Joyce’s Ulysses on Twitter . “Highlights” of our conversation included:

“How do you condense a massive literary classic into 140-character Tweets?”

“More importantly, why would you do that?”

“There’s a long and storied tradition of Ulysses reenactments, though, isn’t there?”

“But on Twitter? Seriously?”

“Wait. Has anyone in this room read Ulysses?”


“I started it once.”

“Yeah, me too.”


Okay, so it wasn’t exactly a high-minded throwdown. But if Twitter is the new forum for breathing new life into highbrow literature, which classic should “come on down!” — Price Is Right reference, hell yeah! — and get its Tweet on next? Vote in our poll below, then make like an English major and take it to the comments section!