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Ulysses (novel) By James Joyce (Download-PDF-Online Reading-Summary)


Author James Joyce
Language English
Genre Modernist novel
Set in Dublin16–17 June 1904
Publisher Sylvia Beach
Publication date
2 February 1922
Media type Print: hardback
Pages 730
LC Class PR6019.O8 U4 1922
Preceded by A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Followed by Finnegans Wake
Text Ulysses (novel) at Wikisource

Ulysses is a modernist novel by the Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialized in parts in the American newspaper The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920 and then published in its entirety in Paris by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, Joyce's 40th birthday. It is considered one of the most important works of modernist literature and has been called "a demonstration and a summary of the whole movement". According to Declan Kiberd, "Before Joyce, no fiction writer had predominated in the thinking process."
Ulysses recounts the peripatetic quotations and meetings of Leopold Bloom in Dublin during the course of an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. Ulysses is the Latinized name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer Odyssey's epic poem, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between the poem and the novel, with structural correspondences between the characters and the experiences of Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus, as well as the events and themes of the early modernist context. the twentieth century, Dublin and the relationship of Ireland to Britain. The novel is highly allusive and also imitates the styles of different periods of English literature.
Since its publication, the book has attracted controversy and scrutiny, ranging from the 1921 obscenity trial in the United States to the lengthy "Joyce Wars" text. The flow technique of Ulysses consciousness, his careful structuring and his experimental prose, full of puns, parodies, and allusions, as well as his rich characterization and broad humor, have led him to be considered one of the best literary works of the history. Joyce fans around the world now celebrate June 16 as Bloomsday.