Ulysses by James Joyce (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide by Bright Summaries

Ulysses by James Joyce (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

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Kobo ebook | October 12, 2016

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Ulysses with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Ulysses by James Joyce, which follows Leopold Bloom, a humanistic and grotesquely portrayed advertising agent who is desperately trying to win back the love of his unfaithful wife, in an enthralling contemporary rewrite of Homer’s Odyssey. The work is considered to be one of the most important examples of modernism and has attracted praise, controversy and scrutiny, even including early obscenity trials. It is partly due to this work, with its personal touches and compelling stream of consciousness technique, that Joyce is regarded as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.

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This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you:

A complete plot summary
Character studies
Key themes and symbols
Questions for further reflection

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Title:Ulysses by James Joyce (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading GuideFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 12, 2016Publisher:BrightSummaries.comLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2806279631

ISBN - 13:9782806279637

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ulysses by James Joyce Death, and its shadow, seemed to haunt the early part of the writing. What is this end we are pushing towards? Is it an end? Can we even call it painful? The idea it conveys is that time, at least time according to human perception, pushes singularly towards this phenomenon: the ultimate truth of life. Ulysses is deeply symbolic. This haunting can be read as a decay of the state, the breakdown of society (its traditions and values) as it enters a new modern era. The old structures of civilisation are dying, the world is changing, art is changing, thought is changing and perhaps this is what Ulysses represents in some sense. Perhaps this new creature of literature is the very essence of this new dawn, of the modernist art movement, or perhaps I have simply been swayed by one of the many nuanced impressions within the work, the subtle hints and suggestions that can be ready in so many different ways. Sometimes reading a Great Work of Literature is like drinking fine French wine, say an aged Burgundy or Mersault. Everyone tells you how amazing it is, and on an intellectual level you can appreciate the brilliance, the subtlety, the refinement.
Date published: 2018-04-13