Ulysses

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  • Title: Ulysses
  • Author: James Joyce
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  • Page: 177
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  • Ulysses
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    James Joyce, Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses 1922 and Finnegans Wake 1939 Joyce s technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions James Joyce was born in Dublin, on February 2, 1882, as the son of John Stanislaus Joyce, an impoverished gentleman, who had failed in a distillery business and tried all kinds of professions, including politics and tax collecting Joyce s mother, Mary Jane Murray, was ten years younger than her husband She was an accomplished pianist, whose life was dominated by the Roman Catholic Church In spite of their poverty, the family struggled to maintain a solid middle class facade.From the age of six Joyce, was educated by Jesuits at Clongowes Wood College, at Clane, and then at Belvedere College in Dublin 1893 97 In 1898 he entered the University College, Dublin Joyce s first publication was an essay on Ibsen s play When We Dead Awaken It appeared in the Fortnightly Review in 1900 At this time he also began writing lyric poems.After graduation in 1902 the twenty year old Joyce went to Paris, where he worked as a journalist, teacher and in other occupations under difficult financial conditions He spent a year in France, returning when a telegram arrived saying his mother was dying Not long after her death, Joyce was traveling again He left Dublin in 1904 with Nora Barnacle, a chambermaid who he married in 1931 Joyce published Dubliners in 1914, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in 1916, a play Exiles in 1918 and Ulysses in 1922 In 1907 Joyce had published a collection of poems, Chamber Music.At the outset of the First World War, Joyce moved with his family to Z rich In Z rich Joyce started to develop the early chapters of Ulysses, which was first published in France because of censorship troubles in the Great Britain and the United States, where the book became legally available only in 1933 In March 1923 Joyce started in Paris his second major work, Finnegans Wake, suffering at the same time chronic eye troubles caused by glaucoma The first segment of the novel appeared in Ford Madox Ford s transatlantic review in April 1924, as part of what Joyce called Work in Progress The final version was published in 1939.Some critics considered the work a masterpiece, though many readers found it incomprehensible After the fall of France in WWII, Joyce returned to Z rich, where he died on January 13, 1941, still disappointed with the reception of Finnegans Wake.

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  • 5 stars because it s a work of genius, so everyone says.4 stars because it has so many deep literary and classical references that to say one understood the book, is like saying one is very well educated.3 stars because the words, strung together in a stream of consciousness mellifluous, onomatopoeic way, read just beautifully.2 stars because it was boring as hell I just couldn t care less about the characters, I just wanted them to get on with whatever they were doing and have Joyce interfere i [...]


  • I Can t do it, It fell in my toilet and didn t dry well, and I m accepting it as an act of god I decided against burning it, and just threw it out.Yes, I am a horrible person.



  • Each chapter is rated out of ten for difficulty, obscenity, general mindblowing brilliance and beauty of language.Note if you re after my short course bluffer s guide to ulysses, here it is review show But now the real thing 1 Telemachus Difficulty 0 Obscenity 0 General mindblowing brilliance 8 Beauty of language 7 Stephen the morose ex student isn t enjoying life Lots of brittle dialogue, mainly from motormouth blasphemer Buck Mulligan Breakfast An old crone delivers milk this was before 24 hou [...]


  • I have read Ulysses at least three or four times and once with Gilbert Stuart s authorised translation and always found unsounded depths that I had not suspected Every chapter introduces new narrative techniques, new perspectives and characters, and new voices This is a book that definitely requires some homework to fully appreciate I would recommend the aforementioned Gilbert Stuart commentary and biography, the Frank Budgen criticism, and especially the classic Richard Ellman biography There i [...]


  • He puesto tantos enigmas y puzzles que van a mantener ocupados a los catedr ticos durante siglos debatiendo sobre lo que yo quer a decir, y esta es la nica manera de asegurarme la inmortalidad James JoyceUn tour de force literario No tengo otra manera de describir el proceso de lectura que me depar el Ulises Ha sido la prueba m s dura, compleja y reveladora a la que me somet con un libro, pero a la vez, una magn fica experiencia que nunca olvidar Me siento orgulloso de haber le do todo el libro [...]


  • Sometimes reading a Great Work of Literature is like drinking fine French wine, say an aged Burgundy or Mersault Everyone tells you how amazing it is, and on an intellectual level you can appreciate the brilliance, the subtlety, the refinement But really it is too refined It is unapproachable, it is aloof, it doesn t go with thatketchupy burger you re having for dinner You re not enjoying it.But then you read the label closely and realize that although it tastes just like a fine burgundy your w [...]


  • I have left this book unrated because I simply cannot rate it I cannot review it either or try to criticise it Instead, I ve decided to share my experience with something I cannot define But first, here s what James Joyce had to say about it I ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that s the only way of insuring one s immortality The accuracy of this statement balances out the sheer arrogance of Joyce s assertion [...]


  • Often considered one of the greatest novel of the 20th century , James Joyce s masterpiece, Ulysses, is both a feat and feast of sheer literary brilliance Reimagining Homer s epic poem The Odyssey as the travels and trials of an everyday man through the crowded streets and pubs of Dublin, Joyce weaves strikingly versatile prose styles and varying perspectives to encompass the whole of life within the hours of a single standard day, June 16th, 1904 This day, dubbed Bloomsday, is celebrated with i [...]


  • Good books should participate in a conversation with each other, and with us when we read them I made the mistake of inviting Joyce via Ulysses to join my literary conversation He s not much of a conversationalist He mostly just sat in a corner mumbling incoherently to himself Every once in a while he d quote or try to ridicule something he d read somewhere, but that s not really conversation is it More like namedropping.Buried within Joyce s verbosity is something similar to a plot related to a [...]


  • The singer asked the crowd how many of your have read James Joyce He had just sang Whiskey in the Jar and was queuing up to sing Finnegan s Wake, he was setting the stage for his next song A few hands went up, mine among them We were in The Merry Ploughman s Pub in South Dublin and the crowd was having a good time, singing and drinking Guiness from pint glasses Now, how many understood what you read The crowd laughed and half as many hands stayed up and I realized my extended arm wavered some to [...]


  • as a bloke with an english degree, i guess i m supposed to extol all thing joycian and gladly turn myself self over to the church of joye after all, that s what english grads do, right we revel in our snobbery and gloat about having read gravity s rainbow and ulysses start to finish.well, i may be in the minority when i say i didn t care for this book at all i get that it s a complex book with innumerable references to greek mythology, heavy allegories, dense poetry wacky structures, and to some [...]


  • I did it I finished it And it was everything everyone said it would be difficult, infuriating, brilliant, insane, genius, painful, etc You get the idea, I m sure I can t even rate it How do you rate a book that left you wide eyed with awe at the author s brilliance, yet simultaneously made you want to bring him back to life just so you could kill him


  • NOTES 1 Reading this so late, so long after its lessons have been absorbed and modified and abandoned and resurrected see Will Self s Umbrella , I can t imagine what it was like for a first time reader in 1922 23 For those who both loved and hated it, it must have been a hydrogen bomb of a book The classicists must have been fit for tying The hubris of rewriting Homer The classicists must have been apoplectic 2 In the Hades Graveyard section 6 , Leopold Bloom considers the enormity of death at D [...]


  • Reviewed in August 2012This review is my attempt to reclaim Ulysses from the academics My edition was a simple paperback without notes or glossary but containing a preface which I intend to read after I ve written my review I ll probably look at other reviews too, as frankly, I m suffering withdrawal symptoms from the world of this novel The word novel seems inappropriate to describe Ulysses but at the same time, the word might have been invented specifically to describe it Everything about it i [...]


  • Silly little kalliope, the spirally kalliope, who had thought about entering the Labyrinth in the past but just stood outside looking at its entrance For years Luckily for her, the real Kalliope, the Grand, the Muse, springing out of GR where she has been dwelling in the recent past, took pity on her and after visiting the gods of literature and seeking their acceptance, decided to assist the spirally and guide her through the imposing Labyrinth.As the Grand Kalliope the Muse thought that Spiral [...]


  • Some works are not written they are lived The authors write not with ink, but with breaths Every breath that finds its way in, sucks in a piece of the world and releases it into the author s being, letting it permeate, gauge, prod, absorb and contemplate, and packages it like a farewell gift onto the back of the breath being puffed out And since the saga of this breath taking game continues for a few years till the red starts blinking, we get a work that resembles distilled crystals, found at th [...]


  • First, about the haste This book is a page turner Forget Stephen King Joyce is the man you read in bed, furiously tongue fingering the pages to see what seminal modernist technique he invents, masters, inverts, spins on its head like a circus freak with a whirligig in his bonce The first five episodes set the pace perfectly, setting the reader up for the all singing all dancing feats of outrageous showboating that follow in the remaining thirteen chapters, each adding a few Jenga blocks to the s [...]


  • Like Odysseus was aided by his fellow men and gods on his quest to return to Ithaca after twenty years of absence, I, who feared so much tackling Ulysses all by myself, for its complexity amounted a reputation as big and powerful as the Trojan horse, I received great help from my fellow companionship from the Odysseus to Ulysses reading group, who contributed with information, different interpretations and perspectives which without I might have failed at finishing and that undoubtedly pushed me [...]


  • Geneva, late 2012 Plainpalais market, a riotous display of phallic vegetables, ill smelling cheese and trash literature THE REVIEWER and his GIRLFRIEND walk through the stalls hand in hand Polyglot conversations around them THE REVIEWER Now here s a significant quote My methods are new and are causing surpriseTo make the blind see I throw dust in their eyes STANISLAW LEM Mog to rozwin.MICHAEL KANDEL I can give you details on that.SWEDISH SHOPPER Hej Jag kommer ifr n Bollestad THE REVIEWER And t [...]


  • I wanted to start out discussing the baggage that comes with reading this book and the challenge of attempting to reach a verdict on its quality in out of 5 star form, let alone that of trying to write a coherent response But unfortunately, I ve already covered that intro ground with anotherreview But where I succeeded in not becoming a slobbering fanboy or prickish contrarian on that occasion, I have here, much to my own surprise, failed During the early episodes of the book I felt like I was i [...]


  • Al fin Cuando uno habla de grandes cl sicos de la literatura, es ineludible nombrar al Ulises de Joyce Nadie puede dejar de lado este libro, que se supo situar inmortal en los espacios m s venerados y eruditos de la literatura Ulises es una obra monumental, un tour de force lleno de conocimientos y narraciones desparramadas e intervenidas por la decadencia del lenguaje en todas sus formas, una lenta y convulsa degradaci n hacia los distintos componentes que nos rodean y el latente caos interno d [...]


  • Yes, yes, we ve all heard the hype and sniping Ulysses is one of the greatest books ever written, it is a masturbatory piece of tripe, it is a triumph of modernism and the culmination of Irish literature, it s an unintelligible prank on literature professors, and so on You can read the other reviews here or volumes of critical analysis elsewhere.So this is the very first time I have read Ulysses to its completion I tried once as a pockmarked adolescent and quit in the chapter composed almost ent [...]


  • Are you ready for it Are you sure Okay, well here it is youtube watch v AuULcVI finished Ulysses It took Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 7 weeks to climb to the top of Mt Everest It took me 5 weeks to conquer Mt Ulysses After I finished, I threw the book on the table, ran out the door, down Kelly Drive, through the art museum circle, ran up the stairs, started punching at the air and raised my fists in victory And the world reJoyced Okay, so I didn t really do that, but I did a little vict [...]


  • On Not Reviewing this Book this review has a lot of swearing in it and for that I apologize drinking requires apologies I have about thirty pages, front and back, of notes on this book, I swear My intentions for the review were epic in proportion multiple Ian Graye style headings, a dissertation level of analysis, and a wealth of puns scattered throughout But of course, books leave their impact in complex and frustrating ways and initially, any semblance of a review was far too intimidating Then [...]


  • TEASES US OUT OF THOUGHT diceva Keats.Cos con Joyce, ci fa uscire di testa, ci porta al punto in cui l intelletto non serve Milo O Shea Leopold Bloom e Geoffrey Golden in Ulysses di Joseph Strick, 1967, liberamente ispirato al romanzo di Joyce.Sono altri gli organi sollecitati dalla scrittura, altri neuroni abbandonarsi, non capire, capire a met , fraintendere, ascoltare il brusio incessante del linguaggio, seguirne le caprioleIl bel bianco e nero del film.Ho ancora il sapore del rognone che sfr [...]


  • 100 Words in Search of a Precis For Those of Us Who Prefer the Short Form of Stimulation Ulysses is a snapshot of one day s life, with us watching from our couch as if we were watching the Simpsons.Its meaning is a creative joint venture between author and reader and, equally likely, other readers Bloom sees sex as procreation and a continuation of himself, his journey, his culture, his legacy into the future Ultimately, Ulysses is Joyce s gift to his wife, Nora, the mother of his son George , t [...]


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  • What I ve discovered about myself from reading Ulysses 1 I am good for only one major read in a year I had set out wanting to read this and Proust this year Alas, I was only able to make it through Ulysses.2 It s okay to have another along to help you out the first time through In this case, it was Blamire s The New Bloomsday Book 3 I realize that Joyce was, indeed, a literary genius I can see why some writers would quit writing after reading Ulysses, as he is a master of the written word His fl [...]


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