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Ulysses and us : the art of everyday life in Joyce's masterpiece

Author: Declan Kiberd
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Explores the lessons that modern readers can draw from Joyce's classic work, revealing how "Ulysses" presents a vision of a more tolerant and decent society in which the seemingly banal hero, Leopold Bloom, represents ordinary wisdom that can offer a model for living.
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Named Person: James Joyce
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Declan Kiberd
ISBN: 9780393070996 0393070999
OCLC Number: 317473432
Description: xi, 399 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: How Ulysses didn't change our lives --
How it might still do so --
Paralysis, self-help and revival --
Waking --
Learning --
Thinking --
Walking --
Praying --
Dying --
Reporting --
Eating --
Reading --
Wandering --
Singing --
Drinking --
Ogling --
Birthing --
Dreaming --
Parenting --
Teaching --
Loving --
Ordinary people's odysseys --
Old testaments and new --
Depression and after : Dante's Comedy --
Shakespeare, Hamlet, and company --
The long day fades.
Responsibility: Declan Kiberd.

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Offering an audacious new take on Joyce's classic modern novel "Ulysses," Kiberd argues the novel is not an esoteric tome for the scholarly few but rather a work written both about and for the common  Read more...

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For those who think a century is entitled to more than one 'game-changer, ' there s a fine new book of literary criticism called Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce s Masterpiece. Read more...

 
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