Written during the first world war by an author who was rapidly losing his
sight, James Joyce’s Ulysses is a masterpiece of modernist fiction. Filled
with fantastically imaginative descriptions, erudite and beautiful
wordplay, and allusions to a plethora of other literary works, Ulysses is a
Enjoy the beauty of Joyce’s vocabulary!
Ulysses is filled with playful, sensuous, and imaginative descriptions.
Whether he is describing a young woman watching fireworks on the
beach or a particularly delicious gorgonzola and mustard sandwich, Joyce
works at the height of his power as he brings the world of Ulysses to life.
Follow the heros, Mr Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom, and Stephen Dedalus,
on their journeys through Dublin and their own dreams, and marvel at
the weird and wonderful range of characters and landscapes that you
meet on the way!
Crack the code when you read Ulysses – James Joyce has hidden so
many clues and conundra in this book!
Ulysses is a work famous for its academic allusiveness. With references
to other literary works hidden on every page of the text, and with many
jokes explainable only when these references are found, Ulysses will
keep your brain busy for hours! To start with, for instance, the most
significant source for the book is Homer’s Odyssey, the ancient Greek
tale of Odysseus, or Ulysses as he is also known. Each of the chapters of
Ulysses is based on a different episode in the life of Homer’s Ulysses,
retold in Joyce’s Dublin. What is more, each chapter is focused on a
different part of the body, too!