Here substantially revised and expanded, Don Gifford’s annotations to Joyce’s great comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. Don Gifford’s annotations to Joyce’s great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. Title, “Ulysses” Annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s “Ulysses”. Author, Don Gifford . Edition, 2. Publisher, University of California P. Length, pages.
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Then I had to wait for an opportunity to present itself to read the two books. HCE dreams on his tavern floor book II: Here substantially revised and expanded, Don Gifford’s annotations to Joyce’s great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses.
By having it around, it enhances your reading experience of Ulysses and, by extension, your experience of readin Excellent guide to Mister Joyce’s big book of the daytime It’s not just a book of annotations, it’s also a history of Ireland, literature, language, and damn near everything else Joyce decided to allude to in his masterpiece.
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And, I don’t know if you know this, there’s a lot of sex in Ulysses that desperately needs annotating. View all 46 comments. But still, it’s a useful book since it tries to explain everything in Ulysses which is no longer ulysdes knowledge. The preface advises that this reference is to be kept open and to be read alongside the novel.
Instead, I would read an episode of Ulysses, sometimes re-read it, and then page through the relevant annotations for that episode. But, it also gave more than enough clarification of the dense parts of Ulysses to make following along worthwhile.
Ulysses Annotated by Don Gifford – Paperback – University of California Press
Jan 25, Will Mego rated it it was amazing. Books Digital Products Journals. When Modern Library released their list of the great books of this century last year, I felt my guilt once again, for now I had a list of books for which I had never read past the cover. Mar 27, Mishek rated it it was amazing. Excellent guide to Mister Joyce’s big book of the daytime This book provides amazing support for the reader esp.
Feb 11, Todd rated it really liked it. It straightens out all the Dublinisms that appear in the book and really shows just how much of an index the book is. It is frustrating to look up a reference note that refers the reader to a previous note and more shuffling of pages that really does not give any information of importance, but just further interrupts reading flow.
The annotations gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, explain religious nomenclature and practices, trace literary allusions and references to other cultures.
I read this without having read the book on its own and found the annotations very helpful and not distracting; at least to my mind. Gifford has incorporated over 1, additions and corrections to the first edition.
An Annotated List2nd ed. After better equipping myself for the annptated, I only found more supplemental reading I have yet to take in. When something peculiar is mentioned once, even briefly, Mr.
Very usable, an encyclopedic approach to the arcana of Ulysses. I’m annoatted there is something here for everyone, so don’t let that deter you. I had fun brushing up on earlyth-century Irish slang you never know when it could come in handy.
If you are about to re-read Ulysses, or if you share my love of historical references and context, then I recommend Gifford very highly – just don’t let your perusal of it direct your attention gifofrd from what is really important – Joyce’s writing itself. In Ulysses enlightenment comes in the Circe chapter: This is not a book that will survive years, though, I feel—at least, not without the annotations—for it relies so much on things that are fading so quickly.
Based on your Mentions Twilight shelfa few recommendations: It helped me to resurrect my knowledge of Irish history.
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But my main objection to this probably inevitable and essential book, why I don’t like it at all, is that it gives you, the reader of Ulysses at least I hope you are the idea that you ought to understand every bit of Ulysses, every damned reference to bits of Italian opera and Irish slang and Fenian history and the Latin mass and how much a Dublin hooker paid in rent and so on and so forth and really — big breath — you don’t need to, you just don’t, at all.
I’ve just finished my first read of Ulysses, and it was a transcendent experience. Molly “I saw he understood or felt what a woman is and I knew I could always get round him Especially when the front rider on the tandem is pedalling manically into the dangerous transcendent This book is bulkier than Ulysses itself and I didn’t like it one bit. The largest portion of that is more Shakespeare.