Ulysses
by James Joyce.
Book Jacket
American Library Association2010Burned in the U.S. (1918), Ireland (1922), Canada (1922), England (1923) and banned in England (1929). At the time it was considered trashy and pornographic.
Book Summary2011The most famous day in literature is June 16, 1904, when a certain Mr. Leopold Bloom of Dublin eats a kidney for breakfast, attends a funeral, admires a girl on the beach, contemplates his wife’s imminent adultery, and, late at night, befriends a drunken young poet in the city’s red-light district. An earthy story, a virtuoso technical display, and a literary revolution all rolled into one, James Joyce’sUlyssesis a touchstone of our modernity and one of the towering achievements of the human mind.
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