Ulysses

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Ann Arbor Editions LLC, 2005 - Alienation (Social psychology) - 744 pages
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Considered the greatest 20th century novel written in English, in this edition Walter Gabler uncovers previously unseen text. It is a disillusioned study of estrangement, paralysis and the disintegration of society.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Roughly 50% of the prose is flat out spectacular. - LibraryThing
Hard to read, but I'm really glad I read it. - LibraryThing
It is the closest we have of prose as poetry. - LibraryThing

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own, can-you-believe-i-finished-this, just-what, reviews, summer-hols-2010-11 [edit] I can't believe I finished this book. I made it! What a long haul. I wish I could say it was worth it. Reading all ... Read full review

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I've started a read along on BookCrossing to read this book in 2015. We are going to be reading one installment every 3 weeks. I have now finished the first installment and found it not as heavy going ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland, into a large Catholic family. Joyce was a very good pupil, studying poetics, languages, and philosophy at Clongowes Wood College, Belvedere College, and the Royal University in Dublin. Joyce taught school in Dalkey, Ireland, before marrying in 1904. Joyce lived in Zurich and Triest, teaching languages at Berlitz schools, and then settled in Paris in 1920 where he figured prominently in the Parisian literary scene, as witnessed by Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. Joyce's collection of fine short stories, Dubliners, was published in 1914, to critical acclaim. Joyce's major works include A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Stephen Hero. Ulysses, published in 1922, is considered one of the greatest English novels of the 20th century. The book simply chronicles one day in the fictional life of Leopold Bloom, but it introduces stream of consciousness as a literary method and broaches many subjects controversial to its day. As avant-garde as Ulysses was, Finnegans Wake is even more challenging to the reader as an important modernist work. Joyce died just two years after its publication, in 1941.

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