2 February 1922, Joyce’s 40th birthday. Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking”. 20th century context of modernism, Dublin, and Ireland’s relationship to Britain. Since publication, the book has attracted controversy and scrutiny, ranging from the three marriage enigmas pdf 1921 obscenity trial in America to protracted textual “Joyce Wars”.
Latin name in Joyce’s mind. At school he wrote an essay on the character, entitled “My Favourite Hero”. Ulysses the only all-round character in literature. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I, II, and III, and 18 episodes.
The episodes do not have chapter headings or titles, and are only numbered in Gabler’s edition. Modern Language edition a new episode begins at the very top of a new page. Joyce once said that he had “put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant”, which would earn the novel immortality. Joyce referred to the episodes by their Homeric titles in his letters. He took the idiosyncratic rendering of some of the titles, e.