Ulysses Annotated Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

ISBN-10: 0520253973
ISBN-13: 9780520253971
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 1/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 694
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Don Gifford's annotations to Joyce's great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading ofUlysses.The suggestive potential of minor details was enormously fascinating to Joyce, and the precision of his use of detail is a most important aspect of his literary method. The annotations in this volume illuminate details which are not in the public realm for most of us. The annotations gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, explain religious nomenclature and practices, trace literary allusions and references to other cultures. Annotations are keyed not only to the reading text of the critical edition ofUlysses,but to the standard 1961 Random House edition, and the current Modern Library and Vintage texts.

James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland, into a large Catholic family. Joyce was a very good pupil, studying poetics, languages, and philosophy at Clongowes Wood College, Belvedere College, and the Royal University in Dublin. Joyce taught school in Dalkey, Ireland, before marrying in 1904. Joyce lived in Zurich and Triest, teaching languages at Berlitz schools, and then settled in Paris in 1920 where he figured prominently in the Parisian literary scene, as witnessed by Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. Joyce's collection of fine short stories, Dubliners, was published in 1914, to critical acclaim. Joyce's major works include A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Stephen Hero. Ulysses, published in 1922, is considered one of the greatest English novels of the 20th century. The book simply chronicles one day in the fictional life of Leopold Bloom, but it introduces stream of consciousness as a literary method and broaches many subjects controversial to its day. As avant-garde as Ulysses was, Finnegans Wake is even more challenging to the reader as an important modernist work. Joyce died just two years after its publication, in 1941.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments (1974)
The Notes and Their Use
Introduction
Notes for Joyce's Ulysses
The Telemachiad
Telemachus
Nestor
Proteus
The Wanderings of Ulysses
Calypso
Lotus-Eaters
Hades
Aeolus
Lestrygonians
Scylla and Charybdis
The Wandering Rocks
Sirens
Cyclops
Nausicaa
Oxen of the Sun
Circe
The Homecoming
Eumaeus
Ithaca
Penelope
Rhetorical Figures in Aeolus
Index

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