Ulysses by James Joyce

Ulysses

Banned in the United States until 1934 on account of its "pornographic" content, this controversial classic transforms a single day in Dublin into an experimental epic. James Joyce's psychological novel vividly re-creates the sights, sounds, smells, and voices of a June day in 1904 within a structure loosely based on Homer's Odyssey. Famed for the stream-of-consciousness technique that marked the beginning of modernist literature, the tale abound...


Details Ulysses

TitleUlysses
ISBN9780486821559
Author
Release DateApr 18th, 2018
PublisherDover Publications
GenreClassics, Fiction, Literature, Novels
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Reviews Ulysses

  • Petra X
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Jimmy
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Ike
    1970-01-01
    Life is too short to read Ulysses.
  • Paul Bryant
    1970-01-01
    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 :http://www.goodreads.com/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 dia...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Fernando
    1970-01-01
    "He puesto tantos enigmas y puzzles que van a mantener ocupados a los catedráticos durante siglos debatiendo sobre lo que yo quería decir, y esta es la única manera de asegurarme la inmortalidad." James JoyceUn tour-de-force literario. No tengo otra manera de describir el proceso de lectura que me deparó el Ulises. Ha sido la prueba más dura, compleja y reveladora a la que me sometí con un libro, pero a la vez, una magnífica experiencia qu...
  • Miriam
    1970-01-01
    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 more closely and realiz...
  • s.p
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Dan
    1970-01-01
    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 wit...
  • Lyn
    1970-01-01
    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 h...
  • Matt
    1970-01-01
    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, hea...
  • William1
    1970-01-01
    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 secti...
  • Kalliope
    1970-01-01
    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 Labyrint...
  • Seemita
    1970-01-01
    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 g...
  • MJ Nicholls
    1970-01-01
    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 thir...
  • Renato Magalhães Rocha
    1970-01-01
    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 hav...
  • Manny
    1970-01-01
    (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: Mogę to rozwinąć.MICHAEL KANDEL: I can give you more details on ...
  • Bram
    1970-01-01
    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 another review. 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. ...
  • Franco Santos
    1970-01-01
    (¡Al fin!). Cuando uno habla de grandes clásicos 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 más 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 degradación hacia los dis...
  • Hadrian
    1970-01-01
    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 a...
  • Jenn(ifer)
    1970-01-01
    Are you ready for it? Are you sure? Okay, well here it is!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuULcV...I 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!! An...
  • Stephen M
    1970-01-01
    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, a...
  • Orsodimondo
    1970-01-01
    TEASES US OUT OF THOUGHT... diceva Keats.Così è 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 metà, fraintendere, ascoltare il brusio incessante del linguaggio, seguirne le capriole...
  • Ian
    1970-01-01
    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 J...
  • Forrest
    1970-01-01
    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 r...
  • Ahmed
    1970-01-01
    انا بحب الرواية دي من ساعة ما شوفت صورة لمارلين مونرو وهي بتقرأها , وأنا بحب مارلين بصراحة فحبيت اللي بتقرأه : لكن وأنا بقرأ الرواية دي كان شكلي عامل كدا :ت.إس.إليوت في معرض حديثه عن هذه الرواية بيقول:عن طريق استخدام الأسطورة و استغلال التوازي المستم...
  • M.
    1970-01-01
    5 aya yaklaşan okuma sürecimin sonuna geldim. Bir nevi rahatladığımı hissettim aslında. Zira başlarda çok güçlük çektim. Kitabın kendine has tarzı, dili, konusu başlı başına yorucu üstelik hacmi de fazla; insanı ümitsizliğe sevk edebiliyor. Bu esnada etrafımdaki insanlar benim zorluk çektiğimi görünce kimi zaman;"Belki de bu kitap orjinal dili için güzeldir" dediler. Bazen bu fikri benimsediğim zamanlar oldu. Buna r...