Ulysses

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Simon & Brown, Dec 1, 2010 - Fiction - 512 pages
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The classic and monumental work by James Joyce. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement."

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Ulysses

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Editions of the big U bearing textual differences abound, but Dover's facsimile of the Shakespeare & Company first printing lets readers experience the original. (LJ 2/1/03) ... Read full review

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I love literature, especially Irish literature, and the writings of James Joyce are among, if not, the best pieces of literature in the English Literature Cannon. I love the fact that this version is ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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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