Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 643 pages
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Don Gifford's annotations to Joyce's great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. The suggestive potential of minor details was enormously fascinating to Joyce, and the precision of his use of detail is a most important aspect of his literary method. The annotations in this volume illuminate details which are not in the public realm for most of us.

The annotations gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, explain religious nomenclature and practices, trace literary allusions and references to other cultures. Annotations are keyed not only to the reading text of the critical edition of Ulysses, but to the standard 1961 Random House edition, and the current Modern Library and Vintage texts.

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Essential starting point to understand Ulysses. - Goodreads
the explanations!!!!!!!!!! - Goodreads
I couldn't do without it when I was writing my thesis. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dan Jackson - Goodreads

A reasonably comprehensive collection of footnotes to the many Dublin 1904 specific references in Ulysses - and guide to Joyce's literary pyrotechnics throughout. I could not have gotten as far as I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristin Boldon - Goodreads

An entire book of end notes for Ulysses. Sometimes useful, but more often, joy sucking. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Internationally renowned Joyce scholar Don Gifford (1919?2000) was Professor of English and American Studies at Williams College and author of Joyce Annotated: Notes for Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Farther Shore: A Natural History of Perception.

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