" Perhaps the style's greatest achievement, in this cosmic episode, is the poetic rendering of the vastness of the spaces within which Bloom, Stephen and Molly are deployed. Science and literature, the two tendencies represented respectively by Bloom and Stephen, are brought together, just as Bloom and Stephen are brought together in this episode. Most novelists would not risk having their central characters diminished in this way; they attempt to remain o...n the level of the microcosm and allow the reader to broaden the inference. Here, though, the effect of style's poetry is not to diminish the characters but rather to expand their, and the book's , horizons to an almost infinite degree. Lying together at opposite ends of the bed, Bloom and Molly are both at rest and in motion - at rest relative to themselves and each other; in motion relative to the mouvement of the earth ' through everchanging tracks of neverchanging space'. The style succeeds in keeping both perspective in balance." - Terence Killeen, "Ulysses unbound'