Don Gifford plunged into the belly of the beast with his unconventional analysis of Joyce’s mammoth literary feat, Ulysses. His extraordinary exegesis illuminates minor details which have remained sequestered from the general public, providing useful insight into one of the most important aspects of Joyce’s literary method. Unlike traditional annotated volumes which accompany the text with footnotes, Gifford sidestepped the novel completely, offering nearly 700 pages of elucidative marginalia.
Arguably the quintessential source for Joyce’s Ulysses, Gifford maps the alleyways and recesses of one of the most avant-garde experimentations of the twentieth-century, and harbinger of the modernist literature movement. Whether you’re a new reader looking for an explanation of religious nomenclature and practice, cultural movements and figures, local Irish legend and lore, or simply an admirer of Joyce’s work returning for a second or third dose, Ulysses Annotated is the reference tool, par excellence.
Paperback, 694 pages.