Ulysses , novel by Irish writer James Joyce , first published in book form in Stylistically dense and exhilarating, it is generally regarded as a masterpiece and has been the subject of numerous volumes of commentary and analysis. All the action of Ulysses takes place in and immediately around Dublin on a single day June 16,
James Joyce 's Ulysses may be more talked about than read. It occupies an intimidating position within the literary canon as a byword for experimental modernism. Joyce helped to forge its reputation, mischievously claiming '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'. Usage terms Public Domain. Ulysses is ostensibly a modern reworking of The Odyssey. Its 18 chapters were each named after an episode of Homer's epic, and Joyce's first critics made much of this tribute to shield him from the charge of obscenity.
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