BBC Radio 4 „In our Time“: James Joyce’s Ulysses

Logo BBC bei Wikimedia Commons„Melvyn Bragg and his guests dis­cuss James Joyce’s nov­el Ulysses. First pub­lished nine­ty years ago in Paris, Joyce’s mas­ter­piece is a sprawl­ing and star­tling­ly orig­i­nal work chart­ing a sin­gle day in the life of the Dublin­er Leopold Bloom. Some ear­ly read­ers were out­raged by its sex­u­al con­tent and dar­ing­ly scat­a­log­i­cal humour, and the nov­el was banned in most Eng­lish-speak­ing coun­tries for a decade after it first appeared. But it was soon recog­nised as a gen­uine­ly inno­v­a­tive work: over­turn­ing the ban on its pub­li­ca­tion, an Amer­i­can judge described Ulysses as „a sin­cere and seri­ous attempt to devise a new lit­er­ary method for the obser­va­tion and descrip­tion of mankind.„Today Ulysses is wide­ly regard­ed as the great­est exam­ple of lit­er­ary mod­ernism, and a work that changed lit­er­a­ture for­ev­er. It remains one of the most dis­cussed nov­els ever writ­ten.
Steven Con­nor (Pro­fes­sor of Mod­ern Lit­er­a­ture and The­o­ry at Birk­beck, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don), Jeri John­son (Senior Fel­low in Eng­lish at Exeter Col­lege, Oxford), Richard Brown (Read­er in Mod­ern Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Leeds).“

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