Ulysses Annotated: Revised and Expanded Edition

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University of California Press, Jan 14, 2008 - Fiction - 645 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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User Review  - Salmondaze - LibraryThing

Definitely well worth the money for any Ulysses fans. It straightens out all the Dublinisms that appear in the book and really shows just how much of an index the book is. If you go into this book not ... Read full review

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Outstanding companion to Joyce's Ulysses. Provides compact explanations of myriad objects, songs, poems, and references made in Ulysses. Also provides basic summary of the reference episodes in the ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Telemachus
10
Nestor
28
Proteus
42
Calypso
68
LotusEaters
82
Hades
102
Aeolus
126
Nausicaa
382
Oxen of the
406
Circe
450
Eumaeus
532
Ithaca
564
Penelope
608
Rhetorical Figures in Aeolus
635
INDEX
642

Lestrygonians
154
Scylla and Charybdis
190
The Wandering Rocks
258
Sirens
288
Cyclops
312
103
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407
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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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