We've had a thread on The Waste Land, so I think we should have one on the other biggie -- if only as a prompt for me to actually finish the thing.
It's probably an obvious point, but I read something the other day about Ulysses ending the novel/epic as a nationalist form by virtue of being a...
a shout in the street
and yes i said yes i will yes
ham and his descendants mustered and bred
i am the sacrificial butter
rinbad the railer
stately plump buck mulligan