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Ulysses Group Read

2018 Category Challenge

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Edited: May 23, 2:33am Top

Have you always meant to read Ulysses?

Here's Prospero, writing in The Economist, Why You Should Read This Book. He recommends two guides: Ulysses Annotated by Don Gifford and The New Bloomsday Book by Harry Blamires

Group Read: Ulysses, Chapters 1-3 (Part I)

Group Read: Ulysses, Part II #1

Group Read: Ulysses, Part III

Fixed the Prospero link.

Jan 4, 9:13pm Top

Someone around here suggested Frank Delaney's podcasts as well. My memory sucks so I can't credit the right person (sorry!) - I haven't listened yet but the blurb sounds intriguing.

Jan 4, 9:56pm Top

In what month is this planned? I've got two others to which I'm already committed this month. Joyce isn't in the Irish Author Challenge this year, so I can't recommend based on that. February is a short month, but March might be good, especially with St. Patrick's Day. I just can't commit to it this month.

Jan 4, 10:00pm Top

This is May - July right?

Jan 4, 10:23pm Top


Listened to the first podcast, which is about the first paragraph. An eye opener. So many layers.

We might need more than 3 months!

Jan 5, 12:31pm Top

>4 luvamystery65: - Yup, we had planned to start in May and go for 3 months or so.

I was looking for the podcasts and found it but my phone only went back to episode 3 so I listened to it to get an idea of what to expect. At the end, he says 'and to think, we are only on page 1'. So yes, there are many, many layers to this one! I am scared and intrigued at the same time.

Jan 5, 12:39pm Top

Whew! I may be able to join you if it's in May and we take a few months.

Jan 5, 8:34pm Top

>3 thornton37814:, >4 luvamystery65: Strange things on LT. I didn't see your posts here yesterday. Welcome to Ulysses. As Yells said, we're starting in May and have estimated it could take at least 3 months.

>6 Yells: It took me a while to find episode 1 - the archives seemed to start somewhere in the middle. At 700 + pages and a podcast per paragraph, Frank Delaney must have just been getting started when he finished at podcast 368. His mellow, humorous, Irish-American voice is good to listen to.

Jan 5, 9:50pm Top

I'll probably only read the book and skip the podcasts.

Jan 6, 9:53am Top

>9 thornton37814:, I'll be right there with you. There are podcasts on writing I'd like to listen to, but I just don't have the patience for them--I need to be doing something with my hands, so anything like that is something I just have to read rather than listen to!

Jan 6, 10:31am Top

Fab - I have had this on my Kindle for ages, been quite intimidated by it.

Jan 8, 10:41am Top

I may join in, I’ve been pondering this for a while.

Jan 8, 6:53pm Top

Hi Caroline. This is your opportunity!

Jan 14, 10:36pm Top

Reread for me, I'm in !

Jan 14, 11:09pm Top

Welcome, Bryan.

Jan 15, 5:51pm Top

Ulysses Annotated just arrived from the Book Depository.

Feb 22, 5:19pm Top

Well, I have put this on my "planned" list - I do hope I end up joining in. (And, I will say that, for me, the Ulysses Annotated was a godsend when I read Ulysses at Uni about 100 years ago...)

Feb 22, 9:29pm Top

Welcome, Eva.

May 1, 1:02am Top

May 1st in Melbourne and I'm ready to go. Setting up a thread for the first three chapters. https://www.librarything.com/topic/290767

Some of you have read Ulysses at least once before, so do you have any advice on how to divide up the book? One big thread might become unwieldy.

May 1, 6:04pm Top

Wow, is it May already. Alrighty, I'll get my copy out from the bookshelf and take a few deep breaths... :D

May 5, 9:31pm Top

Looks like I am not going to get to Ulysses this time, am reading Kristen Lavransdatter in the group challenge, have a pile of library books just come in, work is getting busy...
I will reread Ulysses one day when I can dedicate the time required for this big read, I am envious of you all though, enjoy the journey !

May 7, 4:14am Top

Thanks Bryan. Enjoy Kristen Lavransdatter.

May 7, 4:19am Top

>21 -Eva-: Hope to see you over there.

May 23, 2:07am Top

This is Edmund Wilson's original 1922 review in the New Republic.


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