Posts Tagged: Ulysses

What to Read When You Want to Read an “Uncomfortable” Book

By

Authors whose works have been challenged or banned give recommendations on other “uncomfortable” books that will make you a better person for having read them.

...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #60: Leah Kaminsky

By

Leah Kaminsky’s debut novel, The Waiting Room, depicts one fateful day in the life of an Australian doctor and mother, Dina, living in Haifa, Israel. Dina is trying to maintain normalcy as she goes about her work as a family doctor, cares for her son, and fights to preserve her faltering relationship with her husband, […]

...more

This Year You Will Finally Read Ulysses

By

You don’t like to quit, but need a nudge to wade back into the novel’s overflowing streams of character consciousness, arcane references and shifting structure to follow those people going about life in Dublin on June 16, 1904. Yes, another Bloomsday has come and gone, and maybe you didn’t get around to finishing James Joyce’s […]

...more

Probing into the Space Between

By

At the New York Times, Karl Ove Knausgaard describes how Joyce’s Portrait included him in literature’s potential in a way that Ulysses didn’t:  In “Portrait,” Joyce ventures inside that part of our identity for which no language yet exists, probing into the space between what belongs to the individual alone and what is ours together, exploring […]

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Jessa Crispin

By

Jessa Crispin talks about The Dead Ladies Project and The Creative Tarot, founding Bookslut, why she has an antagonistic relationship with the publishing industry, and her estrangement from modern feminism.

...more

WWLBD?

By

There’s always Stephen’s classic hangover cure, “The Cabman’s Kickstart.” Simply stare with weary ennui at a stale dinner roll while insulting a cup of coffee. Over at Melville House, resident Joyce expert and author of An Exaggerated Murder, Josh Cook, is impersonating Ulysses’s hero, Leopold Bloom, and answering your most distressing questions in a new monthly advice […]

...more

Following Ulysses

By

To what extent am I reading Ulysses by following Ulysses Reader? What does “reading” even mean at this point, given our near-constant engagement with text? Over at Full Stop, Dustin Illingworth describes his relationship with Ulysses Reader, a Twitter account posting the entire text of James Joyce’s Ulysses, 140 characters at a time.

...more

Ulysses: The Video Game

By

The game is currently in the development and crowdfunding stage, but it already looks pretty interesting, even psychedelic. Its title, In Ulysses: Proteus, comes from the chapter of the novel that it tackles. In it, Dedalus wanders across a desolate beach, closes his eyes, and ponders the shifting nature of reality and the disconnect between […]

...more

Famed Ulysses Pharmacy Faces Taxman

By

Sweny’s, the pharmacy made famous in Joyce’s Ulysses (when Leopold Bloom visits the Dublin shop to purchase lotion and soap for his wife Molly), opened more than 167 years ago and has remained more or less unchanged for most of that time. In more recent years, it has operated as a museum and a shrine to […]

...more

Where Betty Byrne Lived

By

Story is an integral part of the city of Dublin. Bronze statues of beloved writers roam the landscape, immortal: Wilde lounges “languidly on a crag in the park at Merrion Square,” while Joyce is “depicted rather more severely in bronze, leaning on his cane as he strolls down North Earl Street.” Ever wondered what the tower in the opening scene of […]

...more

The Search For Borges

By

Jorge Luis Borges’ writing is scattered among the annals of the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, among rare, historically-significant literary gems like hand-corrected proofs of Ulysses and a Gutenberg Bible. The Borges papers, which are made up of unpublished letters and handwritten essays, have been uncatalogued. Eric Benson reflects on his personal […]

...more

Happy Bloomsday!

By

It’s the 107th anniversary of everybody’s favorite James Joycian holiday! That’s right—Bloomsday, the 24 hr period in which Leopold Bloom makes his way through Dublin in Ulysses. One way to appreciate those 265,000 words is through twitter or there’s always the NPR profile, and if that’s not enough—an ipad app!

...more

Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

By

The deadline for entry into the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg poetry prizes is nearing. These are some of the most generous poetry prizes available, and they give a large number of them every year. The Rumpus interviewed Mary Rosenberg last March to discuss the prizes and how she approaches poetry in general. As someone who seems, […]

...more