Ulysses is one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. It was not easy to find a publisher in America willing to take it on, and when Jane Jeap and Margaret Anderson started printing extracts from the book in their literary magazine The Little Review in 1918, they were arrested... show more
Ulysses is one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. It was not easy to find a publisher in America willing to take it on, and when Jane Jeap and Margaret Anderson started printing extracts from the book in their literary magazine The Little Review in 1918, they were arrested and charged with publishing obscenity.
Publish date: May 12th 1986
Pages no: 657
Edition language: English
I read through half the book and spent the second half reading through a Ulysses companion, attempting to understand exactly what was written. I can say that James Joyce undoubtedly had skill and was able to imbue humor into this story, but like most other readers of this lengthy novel I found it ve...
There once was an author who lived in the lovely Italian seaside town of Trieste. It is not a town that I have visited, though I would like to one day, and it wasn't all that long ago that he lived there, relatively speaking of course. This author decided one day that he would like to write a book. ...
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Tak genialna, że mało kto ją czyta. Tak zagmatwana, że mało kto z niej wychodzi bez uszczerbku. Tak oniryczna, że po zakończeniu świat wydaje się być tylko bladym cieniem samego siebie. Tak dekonstruktywna, że po wyjściu z niej nie wiemy, kim jesteśmy. Ale to i tak nic przy "Finnegans Wake", która n...
I feel a bit of a philistine giving Ulysses two stars, but if I'm honest, I didn't enjoy it that much. Reading it was too much of a chore. I know it's supposed to be the greatest thing to happen to literature since the invention of the novel. But it's just way too obscure, and way too dense, and way...
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