The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses / Edition 3

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Since 1966 readers new to James Joyce have depended upon this essential guide to Ulysses. Harry Blamires helps readers to negotiate their way through this formidable, remarkable novel and gain an understanding of it which, without help, it might have taken several readings to achieve.

The New Bloomsday Book is a crystal clear, page-by-page, line-by-line running commentary on the plot of Ulysses which illuminates symbolic themes and structures along the way. It is a highly accessible, indispensible guide for anyone reading Joyce's masterpiece for the first time.

To ensure that Blamires' classic work will remain useful to new readers, this third edition contains the page numbering and references to three commonly read editions of Ulysses: the Oxford University Press 'World Classics' (1993), the Penguin 'Twentieth-Century Classics' (1992), and the Gabler 'Corrected Text' (1986) editions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415138581
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 446,804
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Conversion table
Introductory note
Preface to the third edition
The Bloom and Dedalus family trees
1 Telemachus 3
2 Nestor 10
3 Proteus 14
4 Calypso 23
5 The Lotus Eaters 29
6 Hades 34
7 Aeolus 44
8 The Lestrygonians 60
9 Scylla and Charybdis 76
10 The Wandering Rocks 93
11 The Sirens 106
12 The Cyclops 118
13 Nausicaa 134
14 Oxen of the Sun 146
15 Circe 159
16 Eumaeus 199
17 Ithaca 213
18 Penelope 233
Index 250
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2001

    extrememly useful

    ulysses is a difficult book. getting through it the first time was not easy for me; i gave it up twice. on the third try, i took it very slowly and read this guide along with it. whenever i began to lose my way in ulysses, i read up to that point in the new bloomsday book, and so got back on course. i do have a couple complaints with the guide. i sometimes found it too interpretive. i also wished that rather than saying something like, 'this thing will reappear in such and such a section' he would have waited until his discussion of the latter section and said, 'remember this from whatever earlier section.' this would have given me a chance to catch it on my own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2000

    This is a Godsend

    As if Ulysses isn't compicated enough, publishing companies have the nerve to come out with the annotation books that go through EVERY word in EVERY sentence. This book is precise and straight to the point. Blamires is a genious for this. This was my biggest help, besides my discussion group, in getting through the magnificent work of Art, Ulysses. Definetly a getter!

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