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1 ULYSSES OR THE MOUNT EVEREST OF LITERATURE Juan L. Gascó December 2+0=1x2

2 SUMMARY INTRO BACKGROUND STRUCTURE LANDMARK PLACES QUOTATIONS LEGACY

3 INTRO Ulysses is a novel written by Irish writer James Joyce. Born in 1882 to a catholic family, his childhood coincided with the fall of the family fortune from a well-to-do household to poverty. Joyce left Dublin in 1903, lived in Paris, Trieste and Zurich, where he died in 1941 of undiagnosed peritonitis. He married to a chambermaid named Nora Barnacle, a young Galway girl, and remained with her for the rest of his life. Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a young man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake are among the works composed by Joyce. Ulysses tells the sadly comic story of Leopold Bloom and is recreated in a single day: Dublin, 16 June, Ulysses is a masterpiece of the English language and a novel where consciousness and subconsciousness are pushed to the limit upon literary allusions and free description associations

4 THE BACKGROUND The novel is divided into III Parts developed in 18 Chapters, following Homer´s scheme for Odyssey with Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom and Stephen Dedalus as the main characters of the book. Ulysses is approximately words of length and has a lexicus inventory of more than different new word forms based on Neologisms, Borrowing(from foreign languages), Innovations, Abbreviations, Compounds, Acronyms, Inflections, Derivations and Agglutinations. Joyce depicts Bloom´s experiences during a single day: 16, June,1904 and his passage through the streets of Dublin based on a run-on process of thinking materialised in a mixed stream of the conscious and unconscious aspects of life: Awakenings, Despair, Fantasy, Fate, Fear, Hatred, Love, Oblivion, Temptation and Death.

5 THE STRUCTURE Part I : The Telemachiad w/ 3 Episodes about Religion, History, Philosophy Part II : Odyssey w/12 Episodes about Love, Adultery, Music, Literature, Mythology, Language, Passion Part III : The Nostos w/ 3 Episodes about Senses, Astronomy, Infidelity

6 LANDMARK PLACES St. Stephen´s Green Park The Horseshoe Bar The Martello Tower Dalkey Bay Grafton Street Sandycove Forty Foot Pool The Dart Train The Finn´s Hotel The Belvedere School Davy Byrne´s Pub Glasnevin Cemetery

7 QUOTATIONS As you are now so once were we Success is the death of the imagination To learn one must be humble A man of genius makes no mistakes, his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery Shut your eyes and see I am tomorrow what I establish today Every life is always meeting ourselves We are living in a skeptical age: lacking qualities of humanity, of hospitality and of kindly humour They lived and laughed and loved and left

8 LEGACY THE BLOOMSDAY : 16th JUNE, every year JULIO CORTAZAR,s : Hopscotch JORGE LUIS BORGES: The Garden of Forking Paths SAMUEL BECKETT: First Love HERMANN HESSE: Knulp UMBERTO ECO: Misreadings ANTHONY BURGESS: A Clockwork Orange PHILIP ROTH: Sabbath´s Theatre SALMAN RUSHDIE: The Ground Beneath her Feet ARTHUR MILLER: A Ride Down Mt. Morgan JAVIER MARIAS: Kingdom of Redonda


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