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Bodley Head, 1993 - Alienation (Social psychology) - 657 pages
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When Ulysses was first published was first published Jmes Joyce wrote 'I am extremely irritated by all the printer's errors'. Are these to be perpetuated in future editions? I hope not'. Joyce's hope was not fulfilled until 1984 when this critical edition of the work appeared, the fruit of seven years textual research by a team of scholars led by Professor Gabler of the University of Munich. They had returned to the original manuscripts, drafts and proofs in order to reconstruct as closely as possible the creative process by which Joyce wrote Ulysses. Corrections to thousands of 'accidentals' of punctuation, spelling and emphasis illuminate previously obscure passages and throw the theme of the most significant novel of the twentieth century into sharp relief.

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About the author (1993)

James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882 in Dublin. He studied modern languages at University College, Dublin. After graduating, Joyce moved to Paris for a brief period in 1902. In 1904 Joyce met Nora Barnacle, with whom he would spend the rest of his life and they moved to Europe and settled in Trieste where Joyce worked as a teacher. His first published work was a book of poems called Chamber Music (1907). This was followed by Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and the play Exiles (1918). In 1915 the First World War forced Joyce and Nora and their two children to move to Zürich. Joyce's most famous novel, Ulysses, was published in Paris in 1922. In the same year he started work on his last great book, Finnegan's Wake (1939). James Joyce died in Zürich on 13 January 1941.

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