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Gifts & Deals
Jun 09, 2015
| ISBN 9781101970959
Jun 09, 2015 | ISBN 9781101970959
The publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses was met with both hyperbolic praise and scorn: was Joyce’s evocation of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom’s Dublin a work of genius? Or was it drivel? Was it “an entirely new thing” (W. B. Yeats), or “a turgid welter of pornography” (Edith Wharton)? A “work of high genius” (Edmund Wilson) or something rather slighter: “Never did I read such tosh,” Virginia Woolf wrote. In “Ulysses Bores Me So,” a selection from the Bloomsday compendium yes I said yes I will Yes., the evidence is laid bare: the first reviews, letters, and reactions to the book that would change the course of literary history.
Nola Tully is an editor and writer who has held positions at the International Center for Photography, Audubon, and Entertainment Weekly. She lives in New York City.
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