The New Bloomsday Book

A Guide Through Ulysses
Author: Harry Blamires
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415138582
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 253
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Since 1966 readers new to James Joyce have depended upon this essential guide to Ulysses. Harry Blamires helps readers to negotiate their way through this formidable, remarkable novel and gain an understanding of it which, without help, it might have taken several readings to achieve. The New Bloomsday Book is a crystal clear, page-by-page, line-by-line running commentary on the plot of Ulysses which illuminates symbolic themes and structures along the way. It is a highly accessible, indispensible guide for anyone reading Joyce's masterpiece for the first time. To ensure that Blamires' classic work will remain useful to new readers, this third edition contains the page numbering and references to three commonly read editions of Ulysses: the Oxford University Press 'World Classics' (1993), the Penguin 'Twentieth-Century Classics' (1992), and the Gabler 'Corrected Text' (1986) editions.

Reading Joyce’s Ulysses


Author: Daniel R. Schwarz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349214140
Category: Fiction
Page: 295
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Reissued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, Reading Joyce's 'Ulysses' includes a new preface taking account of scholarly and critical development since its original publication. It shows how the now important issues of post-colonialism, feminism, Irish Studies and urban culture are addressed within the text, as well as a discussion of how the book can be used by both beginners and seasoned readers. Schwarz not only presents a powerful and original reading of Joyce's great epic novel, but discusses it in terms of a dialogue between recent and more traditional theory. Focusing on what he calls the odyssean reader, Schwarz demonstrates how the experience of reading Ulysses involves responding both to traditional plot and character, and to the novel's stylistic experiments.

Ulysses Annotated

Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses
Author: Don Gifford,Robert J. Seidman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520253971
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 645
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"Teaches more than how to read a particular novel; it teaches us more profoundly how to read anything. This, I think, is the book's main virtue. It teaches us readers to transform the brute fact of our world."--Hugh Kenner

The Most Dangerous Book

The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses
Author: Kevin Birmingham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143127543
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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An account of the dramatic writing of and fight to publish James Joyce's Ulysses reveals how the now-classic book was the subject of a landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933 that overturned key censorship laws.

The New Bloomsday Book

A Guide Through Ulysses
Author: Harry Blamires
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134773048
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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Since 1966 readers new to James Joyce have depended upon this essential guide to Ulysses. Harry Blamires helps readers to negotiate their way through this formidable, remarkable novel and gain an understanding of it which, without help, it might have taken several readings to achieve. The New Bloomsday Book is a crystal clear, page-by-page, line-by-line running commentary on the plot of Ulysses which illuminates symbolic themes and structures along the way. It is a highly accessible, indispensible guide for anyone reading Joyce's masterpiece for the first time. To ensure that Blamires' classic work will remain useful to new readers, this third edition contains the page numbering and references to three commonly read editions of Ulysses: the Oxford University Press 'World Classics' (1993), the Penguin 'Twentieth-Century Classics' (1992), and the Gabler 'Corrected Text' (1986) editions.

ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)


Author: James Joyce
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026849841
Category: Fiction
Page: 900
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This carefully crafted ebook: “ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes". At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel "immortality". James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.

Nora

The Real Life of Molly Bloom
Author: Brenda Maddox
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618057009
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 472
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In 1904, having known each other for only three months, a young woman named Nora Barnacle and a not yet famous writer named James Joyce left Ireland together for Europe -- unwed. So began a deep and complex partnership, and eventually a marriage, which endured for thirty-seven years. This is the true story of Nora, the woman who, transformed by Joyce's imagination, became Molly Bloom, arguably the most famous female character in twentieth-century literature. It is also the story of Ireland, a social history encapsulated in the vivid recreation of Joyce and his small Irish entourage abroad. Ultimately it is the portrait of a relationship -- of Nora's complicated, committed, and at times shocking relationship with a hardworking, hard drinking genius and with his work. In NORA: THE REAL LIFE OF MOLLY BLOOM, the award-winning biographer Brenda Maddox has given us a powerful new lens through which to see both James Joyce and the woman who was in turn his inspiration and his salvation.

The Book As World

James Joyce's Ulysses
Author: Marilyn French
Publisher: Marlowe & Company
ISBN: 9781569249338
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 295
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Examines James Joyce's "Ulysses" and the shifting point of view of its fictional narrator

The Cambridge Companion to Ulysses


Author: Sean Latham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316195287
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Few books in the English language seem to demand a companion more insistently than James Joyce's Ulysses, a work that at once entices and terrifies readers with its interwoven promises of pleasure, scandal, difficulty and mastery. This volume offers fourteen concise and accessible essays by accomplished scholars that explore this masterpiece of world literature. Several essays examine specific aspects of Ulysses, ranging from its plot and characters to the questions it raises about the strangeness of the world and the density of human cultures. Others address how Joyce created this novel, why it became famous and how it continues to shape both popular and literary culture. Like any good companion, this volume invites the reader to engage in an ongoing conversation about the novel and its lasting ability to entice, rankle, absorb, and enthrall.

Ulysses Unbound

A Reader's Companion to James Joyce's Ulysses
Author: Terence Killeen
Publisher: Florida James Joyce
ISBN: 9780813064727
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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Ulysses Unbound provides a comprehensive and comprehensible guide to James Joyce's masterpiece. Each of its eighteen episodes is discussed individually. A summary of each episode is provided and an account of the part of Homer's Odyssey to which the episode corresponds. This is followed by an analysis of the style of the particular episode, in recognition of the fact that the book is so stylistically diverse. A broader discussion, under the heading 'Commentary' takes the episode's principal themes and function and places them in the context of the overall development of Ulysses. Annotations are also provided on some of the main characters and historical events that come up in the book. These focus on the reality behind the fiction -- the real people who provided so much of the book's material, and who sometimes appear under their own names and sometimes under thin disguises. For an Irish readership, in particular, there is considerable interest in the ordinary Dubliners who, unbeknownst to themselves, make up the fabric of the twentieth-century's modernist masterpiece.Finally, there is a glossary of some of the terms in languages other than English that pepper the text, and pose an obvious problem for many readers. This book also features an overall reading of Ulysses presented in the form of an afterword, a brief account of Joyce's life, and an account of the textual and and publishing history of the book.

Reading Joyce


Author: David Pierce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317865073
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 384
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`Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake. The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality, but it could also be claimed that the professors have served to distance Joyce from his audience, turning his writings into museum pieces, pored over and admired, but rarely touched. In this remarkable book, steeped in the learning gained from a lifetime's reading, David Pierce blends word, life and image to bring the works of one of the great modern writers within the reach of every reader. With a sharp eye for detail and an evident delight in the cadences of Joyce's work, Pierce proves a perfect companion, always careful and courteous, pausing to point out what might otherwise be missed. Like the best of critics, his suggestive readings constantly encourage the reader back to Joyce's own words. Beginning with Dubliners and closing with Finnegans Wake, Reading Joyce is full of insights that are original and illuminating, and Pierce succeeds in presenting Joyce as an author both more straightforward and infinitely more complex than we had perhaps imagined. T. S. Eliot wrote of Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, that it is `a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape'. With David Pierce as a guide, the debt we owe to Joyce becomes clearer, and the need to flee is greatly reduced.

Ulysses and Us

The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce's Masterpiece
Author: Declan Kiberd
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393339093
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 399
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Explores the lessons that modern readers can draw from Joyce's classic work, revealing how "Ulysses" presents a vision of a more tolerant and decent society in which the seemingly banal hero, Leopold Bloom, represents ordinary wisdom that can offer a model for living.

Joyce Annotated

Notes for Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Author: Don Gifford
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520046102
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 308
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This substantially revised and expanded edition of Don Gifford's Notes to Joyce: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man puts the requisite knowledge at the disposal of scholars, students, and general readers. Professor Gifford's labors in gathering these data into a single volume have resulted in an invaluable sourcebook.

A Companion to James Joyce's Ulysses

Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives
Author: Margot Norris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780333753309
Category: Bloom, Leopold (Fictitious character)
Page: 255
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This companion volume to James Joyce's Ulysses offers students an avenue into the novel and at the same time introduces them to five important contemporary critical approaches: deconstruction by Jacques Derrida; reader response criticism by Wolfgang User; feminist and gender criticism by Vicki Mahaffey; psychoanalytic criticism by Kimberly J. Devlin; and Marxist criticism by Patrick McGee.

Mythic Worlds, Modern Words

On the Art of James Joyce
Author: Joseph Campbell,Joseph Campbell Foundation
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577314066
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 344
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Joseph Campbell's groundbreaking 1927 meditations on James Joyce's Ulysses are published for the first time, revealing fascinating secrets that will delight both Campbell and Joyce fans, including writings, lectures, and other commentaries on Joyce.

The Ulysses Guide


Author: Robert Nicholson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848404526
Category:
Page: 220
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More than just a walking guide, this book provides a guide to James Joyce's novel 'Ulysses' by following its eighteen episodes on their original locations, and recreating the Dublin of 1904 against the background of today's streetscape. It explains the action of the book in terms of its settings and illuminates some of the more challenging sections of Joyce's work. This edition has been updated to incorporate new additions to the landscape, such as the Spire and the James Joyce Bridge, and changes to Joycean landmarks like the Ormond Hotel, Sweny's Pharmacy and Barney Kiernan's pub.

The Best of James Joyce


Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627933735
Category: Fiction
Page: 946
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A collection containing Ulysses, Dubliners, and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Irish Divorce / Joyce's Ulysses


Author: Peter Kuch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137571861
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 289
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This engrossing, ground-breaking book challenges the long-held conviction that prior to the second divorce referendum of 1995 Irish people could not obtain a divorce that gave them the right to remarry. Joyce knew otherwise, as Peter Kuch reveals—obtaining a decree absolute in Edwardian Ireland, rather than separation from bed and board, was possible. Bloom’s “Divorce, not now” and Molly’s “suppose I divorced him”—whether whim, wish, fantasy, or conviction—reflects an Irish practice of petitioning the English court, a ruse that, even though it was known to lawyers, judges, and politicians at the time, has long been forgotten. By drawing attention to divorce as one response to adultery, Joyce created a domestic and legal space in which to interrogate the sometimes rival and sometimes collusive Imperial and Ecclesiastical hegemonies that sought to control the Irish mind. This compelling, original book provides a refreshingly new frame for enjoying Ulysses even as it prompts the general reader to think about relationships and about the politics of concealment that operate in forging national identity

Joyce/Foucault

Sexual Confessions
Author: Wolfgang Streit
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472024655
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
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Sheds new light on James Joyce's use of sexual motifs as cultural raw material for Ulysses and other works Joyce/Foucault: Sexual Confessions examines instances of sexual confession in works of James Joyce, with a special emphasis on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses. Using Michel Foucault's historical analysis of Western sexuality as its theoretical underpinning, the book foregrounds the role of the Jesuit order in the spread of a confessional force, and finds this influence inscribed into Joyce's major texts. Wolfgang Streit goes on to argue that the tension between the texts' erotic passages and Joyce's criticism of even his own sexual writing energizes Joyce's narratives-and enables Joyce to develop the radical skepticism of power revealed in his work. Wolfgang Streit is Lecturer, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich.

Parallaxing Joyce


Author: Penelope Paparunas,Frances Ilmberger,Martin Heusser
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3772055893
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 367
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Parallaxing Joyce is a groundbreaking collection of critical essays, as it approaches James Joyce's work using parallactic principles as its overriding theoretical framework. While parallax, a frequent term in Joyce's work, originally derives from astronomy, it has been appropriated in this volume to provide fresh perspectives on Joyce's oeuvre. By comparing Joyce and Marilyn Monroe, films, art, serializations, philosophy, translation and censorship, among others, these scholars transform our way of reading not only Joyce but also the world around us. This volume will appeal not only to academic researchers and Joyce enthusiasts, but also to anyone interested in literary and cultural studies.