Monday, April 25, 2016

Ultimate U's #atozchallenge

Day 21 of the April A to Z Challenge

A Book Extravaganza - featuring classics and some of my favorite books

Classic: Ulysses by James Joyce

Synopsis: Joyce weaves strikingly versatile prose styles and varying perspectives to encompass the whole of life within the hours of a single standard day, June 16th, 1904. This day, dubbed Bloomsday, is celebrated with increasing popularity in modern times, which is a testament to the lasting greatness of the novel (and to the desire to drink and be merry of all people). Instead of taking a daily life and elevating it to mythical proportions, Joyce has taken mythology and reversed it, shrinking it into an average day, which in turn gives each character and action a heroic sense about them.



  1. I don't believe I've read this one. I was trying to remember if high school had this one as required or not.

    1. I haven't read it either. Thanks for stopping by. ~Meg

  2. I was subjected to The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man in high school. Swore I'd never read another Joyce after that.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

  3. I tried to start to reading this once after finishing The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. I don't know what I was thinking! Stream of consciousness writing is definitely different, but I may give it another go sometime.