Ulysses: A Reader's Odyssey

Daniel Mulhall

Marking the centenary of Ireland's - and possibly the world's - most famous novel, this joyful introductory guide opens up Ulysses a whole new readership, offering insight into the literary, historical and cultural elements at play in James Joyce's greatest work.
Date Published :
January 2022
Publisher :
New Island Books
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848408296
Pages : 324
Dimensions : 8.45 X 5.3 inches
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$18.99

Overview
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Marking the centenary of Ireland’s – and possibly the world’s – most famous novel, this joyful introductory guide opens up Ulysses to a whole new readership, offering insight into the literary, historical, and cultural elements at play in James Joyce’s masterwork.

Both eloquent and erudite, this book is an initiation into the wonders of Joyce’s writing and of the world that inspired it, written by Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States and an advocate for Irish literature around the world.

One hundred years on from that novel’s first publication, Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey takes us on a journey through one of the twentieth century’s greatest works of fiction. Exploring the eighteen chapters of the novel and using the famous structuring principle of Homer’s Odyssey as our guide, Daniel Mulhall releases Ulysses from its reputation of impenetrability, and shows us the pleasure it can offer us as readers.

About The Author
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Daniel Mulhall was born in Waterford. He has spent more than forty years in the Irish diplomatic service, and is currently Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, having previously served as ambassador in Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, and London. In 1998 he was part of the Irish Government’s delegation at the negotiations that produced the Good Friday Agreement. Over the years, he has written and lectured extensively on Irish literature, including the writings of James Joyce. Throughout his diplomatic career, he has drawn on literature to help tell Ireland’s story internationally, and has worked tirelessly to increase the impact and reach of Irish writing around the world. He is President of the Yeats Society, Sligo. Married to Greta, they have two children.

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