• Title: Ulysses
  • Author: Hugh Kenner
  • ISBN: 9780801833847
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ulysses There is no book like Ulysses and no book about it quite like this one Now completely revised to correspond to the definitive new Gabler edition Hugh Kenner s ULYSSES for the first time becomes wide
    There is no book like Ulysses, and no book about it quite like this one Now completely revised to correspond to the definitive new Gabler edition, Hugh Kenner s ULYSSES for the first time becomes widely available in the United States.

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    1. Looking for someone to play Virgil to your Dante Alighieri as you make your first descent into James Joyce's Ulysses? Take Stuart Gilbert along with you, and probably keep a lifeline open to Don Gifford. But when you're ready for your first re-read of the book, you could do far worse than bringing Hugh Kenner along for the ride. Kenner is ever thoughtful, always original in his provocative 1980 book, Ulysses, in the Unwin Critical Library series ( Claude Rawson, ed.), which remains an important [...]

    2. Joyce was 40 yrs old when Ulysses was published, it is a day in the life of a husband and father of Joyce's age (at publication). Joyce loved Dublin and Ireland and though the book was written on the European continent - he wanted to memorialize his birth home (Ireland). The framework of Ulysses is Homer's Odyssey - The Roman Ulysses: 1 Telemachus, 2 Nestor, 3 Proteus, 4 Calypso, 5 Lotus Eaters, 6 Hades, 7 Aeolus, 8 Lestrygonians, 9 Scylla And Charybdis, 10 Wandering Rocks, 11 Sirens, 12 Cyclops [...]

    3. Kenner's focused and scintillating analysis of James Joyce's Ulysses is primarily devoted to an extremely close reading of the text, reconstructing the events, and analyzing how the language and style function to create the impression and experience of the book's universe. Even after several close readings of Ulysses with various commentaries, there were still some big surprises for me in this volume, simply on the level of the book's action, and for that alone the book is worth a read for serio [...]

    4. A true Ulysses story: when I was in fourth grade or thereabouts, I was assigned a report on Ulysses S. Grant, something or other president of the United States. Being a youth excited about scholarship but not sure how to research, I wandered around my excellent community library until I found something which looked apposite: Joyce's Ulysses. I sometimes pity the poor librarian who had to check Joyce out to a 12 year old or whatever. Also true: I like Hugh Kenner a lot. I tend to think he explain [...]

    5. A set of close readings of the text of Ulysses -- I wouldn't recommend as an introduction as Kenner's writing requires familiarity with the source and tends toward detail work rather than offering large framing arguments for the text. The chapter on Joyce's "aesthetics of delay" was, to me, the book's finest. The appended section "Critical Sequels" is also a handy resource for a quick rundown of Ulysses's critical reception history, particularly for mapping large turns such as the shift away fro [...]

    6. Don't read James Joyce's Ulysses without Hugh Kenner. I mean, in addition to an annotated version of Joyce's, I recommend reading Kenner. He was the human interpreter I needed to appreciate the many devices conjured by "the arranger".

    7. I read this ages ago during my James Joyce madness. Kenner got me interested in Ezra Pound as well.

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