An Introduction to James Joyce
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Controversial, scandalous, erudite and funny, Ulysses is undisputedly a landmark of twentieth-century modernism. It charts one day 16th June 1904 in the lives of three inhabitants of Dublin, the advertising salesman Leopold Bloom, the artist Stephen Dedalus and Bloom's wife Molly. Their peregrinations, thoughts and encounters form the basis of the narrative, which becomes a celebration of all human experience through the lives of specific individuals in a specific place at a specific time.
The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham
For more than a decade, the book now considered the most important novel in the English language was illegal to sell, advertise or import. Its author lived in exile; his supporters on the edge of the law. The Most Dangerous Book tells the painful yet exhilarating story of how Joyce's Ulysses was conceived, written, published, burned, acclaimed and excoriated before taking its place as a masterpiece of world literature.
James Joyce’s pivotal collection of fifteen short-stories is a realistic and unique perspective on Irish middle-class life in the early 20th century, offering a depth of honesty and firsthand experience absent from the history books. Through these stories, Joyce explores much more than a historical representation of Irish life, however. His skill at transforming the human experience into narrative form gives the characters in these short tales a life that transcends their time and place.
About the author:
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882 – 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominent among these the stream of consciousnesstechnique he utilized.
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