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Fiction - Classics - ISBN: 033035230X

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“Irish Ingenuity”

published 02/02/2016

ProA lifetime of content

ConsThe misconceptions and scandals linked to the mast...

Publisher: Silvia Beach 1922 Duration: 682 pages Quick synopsis: 'Ulysses' is based on one day; the day is...16th day of June 1904, Dublin, Ireland — whereby it is actually uneventful; the day arrives, the day ends - the void enters another void. Mankind finds it hard to comprehend it has no...

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Excellent

ProAmong the greatest novels ever written.

ConsYou'd be best to take a few maps,

Ulysses is both a start and an end. It is the start of something spectacular, exciting, innovative and revolutionary in the medium of the novel, and yet it is also the end of the novel, for post-Ulysses, there is very little left to be said by way of a series of words arranged in chapters and...

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“"Yes I said yes I will Yes."”

published 12/05/2008

ProThe best reading experience ever

ConsIt ends… I will read it again and again and again…

Ulysses by James Joyce For me, James Joyce's Ulysses is not just a novel; it is a complete project. When I first read the book a couple of years ago, I was very apprehensive; I prepared some reference books and articles from the Internet, took a deep breath, and yet was unsure as to whether I...

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Excellent

ProUnique, creative, thought-provoking, Irish, Joyce

ConsCannot be read just one!

"Once upon a time, and a very good time it was, there was a moocow coming down along the road" was all it took to make me hooked on James Joyce. I studied A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man during my first semester as an English student and absolutely loved it. However, I cannot deny the...

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“ulysses”

published 16/08/2000

Proit is a book of the ages

Consit costs money to buy!

Joyce was born in Ireland in 1882 and died in 1941. He was never rich, had much trouble with his eyes, his daughter was schizophrenic, and he died young. The only demand that I make of my reader is that they should devote their whole lives to rading my books, he said. They are possibly the...

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Super

“Do you really need one...”

published 04/10/2000

ProIt's Joyce.

ConsHard to read, etc.

Yes it's the modernist text. Yes it's difficult to understand. Yes it's the forerunner and influence Eliot said he never had. Yes it's unoriginal - it uses the framework of the Odyssey. Yes its set over a single day. Yes each chapter uses a different technique. Yes it is humourous, yes it is...

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Excellent

ProIts amazing and its Joyce...

ConsIts 'difficult'...

It would be difficult to view Ulysses as a 'book'. At around 1000 pages long it is more of a literary and artistic monument than anything else. The work is stunning and encyclopaedic, looking at both the treasure and detritus of human lfe. Published in 1922, Joyce's 'novel' has a seemingly slim...

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Not for me

“many years after”

published 30/11/2004

ProIt is a classic

Consit is difficult

It seems almost like sacrilege to criticise an almost universally acclaimed book, such as this. Stream of consciousness is a term used to describe this style of writing. When I began to read this book I was immediately impressed by the effortless juxtaposition of the words used to descibe places...

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Excellent

“James Joyce the Greath”

published 03/04/2002

ProOmero

Cons-

A master work of modernist literature, Ulysses used the structure of the Homeric Odyssey as a contrast to the lives of the Dublin working class. The entire 732-page work takes place during Dublin's "dailiest day possible," Thursday, 16 June 1904. The bleak lives of the Dublin working class formed...

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Excellent

Ulysses is a book that mere words cannot describe. Joyce’s modernist classic, for me represents the pinnacle of his achievements as a writer. It is not the dry social critique of Dubliners, nor is it the somewhat self-indulgent and impenetrable treatise that is Finnegan’s Wake. Rather, Ulysses...

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“Ulysses”

published 26/07/2007

ProAstonishing piece of modern art

ConsConfusing, long

This modernist literature is a master reflection on twentieth century ideology and reform. Joyce had said that he would keep professors busy for 300 years, a claim no other author has dared to make. I enjoyed reading this book as it has many underlying stories, meanings and coincidences. I...

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Excellent

“hard going”

published 17/07/2000

Prooriginality

Consvirtually incomprehensible

A work cannot be much more original than this one. It is a marvel. Irrespective of whether you can understand it or not you have to respect the singular effort of the task which James Joyce set himself. The design is awesome and with the help of a good edition you will understand what his...

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Fiction - Classics - ISBN: 033035230X

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Type: Fiction

Genre: Classics

Title: Ulysses

Author: James Joyce

ISBN: 033035230X

EAN: 9780330352307

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