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Set entirely on one day, 16 June 1904,Ulyssesfollows Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus as they go about their daily business in Dublin. From this starting point, James Joyce constructs a novel of extraordinary imaginative richness and depth. Unique in the history of literature,Ulyssesis one of the most important and enjoyable works of the twentieth century. After its first publication in Paris...
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May 20th, 2021
May 7th, 2018
I have read this book twice, appreciating it more the second time around. Much of it is complicated and over my head, I think it would be beneficial to take a study course to fully understand appreciate Joyce.
Aug 1st, 2016
I am just not a fan. I forced myself to keep reading this.
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Mar 31st, 2015
I had to push myself so hard to finish this. The stream-of-consciousness writing format just isn't for me.
Dec 28th, 2014
Dec 12th, 2014
I tried my best to finish this, but just didn't see the point since I couldn't grasp any type of plot or story.
Sep 6th, 2014
Not for everyone, true but worth it if you have the time to tackle the thing. 'Notes for Joyce' by Don Gifford is almost necessary for most people to get all the nuances and is pretty much the only companion piece you'll need.
Jul 30th, 2013
Not my style of book. I know that many people out there have a high regard for this book, but I found myself lost in what was going on many times with the stream of consciousness. I did find it interesting the number of phrases or slang that are still applicable today.
Jul 5th, 2013
Ulysses appears on these lists...
2nd on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review
3rd on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert
1st on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library
6th on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe
28th on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde
45th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian
75th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian
24th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph
78th on The Big Read by BBC
4th on Books of the Century by Waterstone
3rd on Top 100 Books by Newsweek