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Inhaltsangabe: Considered the greatest 20th century novel written in English, in this edition Walter Gabler uncovers previously unseen text. It is a disillusioned study of estrangement, paralysis and the disintegration of society.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Rezension: Ulysses has been labeled dirty, blasphemous, and unreadable. In a famous 1933 court decision, Judge John M. Woolsey declared it an emetic book--although he found it sufficiently unobscene to allow its importation into the United States--and Virginia Woolf was moved to decry James Joyce's "cloacal obsession." None of these adjectives, however, do the slightest justice to the novel. To this day it remains the modernist masterpiece, in which the author takes both Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. It is funny, sorrowful, and even (in a close-focus sort of way) suspenseful. And despite the exegetical industry that has sprung up in the last 75 years, Ulysses is also a compulsively readable book. Even the verbal vaudeville of the final chapters can be navigated with relative ease, as long as you're willing to be buffeted, tickled, challenged, and (occasionally) vexed by Joyce's sheer command of the English language.
Among other things, a novel is simply a long story, and the first question about any story is: What happens?. In the case of Ulysses, the answer might be Everything. William Blake, one of literature's sublime myopics, saw the universe in a grain of sand. Joyce saw it in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904, a day distinguished by its utter normality. Two characters, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, go about their separate business, crossing paths with a gallery of indelible Dubliners. We watch them teach, eat, stroll the streets, argue, and (in Bloom's case) masturbate. And thanks to the book's stream-of-consciousness technique--which suggests no mere stream but an impossibly deep, swift-running river--we're privy to their thoughts, emotions, and memories. The result? Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordian folds of a single day, which makes Ulysses not just an experimental work but the very last word in realism.
Both characters add their glorious intonations to the music of Joyce's prose. Dedalus's accent--that of a freelance aesthetician, who dabbles here and there in what we might call Early Yeats Lite--will be familiar to readers of Portrait of an Artist As a Young Man. But Bloom's wistful sensualism (and naive curiosity) is something else entirely. Seen through his eyes, a rundown corner of a Dublin graveyard is a figure for hope and hopelessness, mortality and dogged survival: "Mr Bloom walked unheeded along his grove by saddened angels, crosses, broken pillars, family vaults, stone hopes praying with upcast eyes, old Ireland's hearts and hands. More sensible to spend the money on some charity for the living. Pray for the repose of the soul of. Does anybody really?" --James Marcus
Verlag: Random House
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Portions of the page-ends are soiled, or stained. Moderately used book. Still a decent reading copy, the cover has visible markings and wear, some scant markings/marginalia inside is likely. Older publications likely noticeably aged/faded. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 36SEQU00074U
Buchbeschreibung Random House, 1986. Buchzustand: Good. 1st American ed. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP11179324
Buchbeschreibung Random House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G039455373XI4N00
Buchbeschreibung Random House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G039455373XI3N10
Buchbeschreibung Random House, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG039455373X
Buchbeschreibung Random House, New York, NY, 1986. Cloth. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good Dust Jacket. 650 pp. Tightly bound. Lower corners bumped. Text is free of markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 062832
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803945537334.0
Buchbeschreibung U.S.A.: Random House, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very good and tight softcover copy. First paperback printing of The Corrected Text. A very decent copy showing only light edge wear to folds and corners. Copy is very tight with no ownership signatures or underlining. No dog eared pages either. *** WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. *** WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 38 YEARS. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002172C
Buchbeschreibung Random House, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. first edition 'The Corrected Text' edition hardcover; light shelf wear to jacket; no marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000067168
Buchbeschreibung Random House, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good (mylar). 1st Edition. 8vo. Pp: xiii + 649. Silver titles: sp. Black bds. w/ black cloth sp. Interior leaves are clean and tight. Edited by Hans Walter Gabler with Wolfhard Steppe and Claus Melchior. Includes preface by Richard Ellmann & afterword by Hans Walter Gabler. A clean copy, apparently unread. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007818