Almosting a Joycean Listicle

“In keeping with James Joyce’s own love of lists, here’s a terribly subjective list of ten books published in this century that are in different ways as inventive as Ulysses was in 1922. These novels aren’t necessarily inspired by Ulysses, except insofar as it has affected every subsequent novel, but like Joyce’s masterpiece they challenge us in ways we never knew to expect. If nothing else, Bloomsday should remind us to pick up some books not despite their difficulty but because of it.” (Electric Literature)

James Joyce’s Ulysses Documentary Full [YouTube, 57:41] – “Taken from a series called ‘Great Modern Writers’, this playful documentary introduces James Joyce’s most famous work ‘Ulysses’. It includes fantastic adaptations to film from passages of the novel. It also includes excerpts from a book written by Joyce’s friend, the artist Frank Budgen, entitled ‘James Joyce and the making of Ulysses’. Amongst those interviewed is author Anthony Burgess.”

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