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One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”

Edited by Colm Tóibín

COMING IN JUNE

$45 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-09289-8
Coming in June

184 pages
8" × 10"
93 color illustrations
2022
Co-published with The Morgan Library & Museum

Penn State Series in the History of the Book

One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”

Edited by Colm Tóibín

Ulysses is widely regarded as the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Commemorating the 1922 publication of this modernist masterwork, One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” tells the story of the writing, revising, printing, and censorship of the novel.

 

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Ulysses is widely regarded as the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Commemorating the 1922 publication of this modernist masterwork, One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” tells the story of the writing, revising, printing, and censorship of the novel.

Edited by world-renowned Irish novelist and literary critic Colm Tóibín, this book presents ten essays by preeminent Joyce scholars and by curators of his manuscripts and early editions, as well as an interview with Sean Kelly, the New York gallery owner who donated his extensive Joyce collection to The Morgan Library & Museum. Beginning with Tóibín’s expert interpretation of the Dublin context for Ulysses, the volume follows Joyce in Trieste, Zurich, and Paris from 1914 up through the novel’s publication—and the international scandal and fame that ensues. It draws on Joyce’s notebooks and letters, as well as extant manuscripts and proofs, to provide new insights into Joyce’s life, the narrative and place of Ulysses, and the printed book.

Rich and illuminating, this volume is essential for scholars, fans, and readers of the novel. Along with the editor, contributors include Ronan Crowley, Maria DiBattista, Derick Dreher, Catherine Flynn, Anne Fogarty, Rick Gekoski, Joseph M. Hassett, James Maynard, and John McCourt.

Colm Tóibín is the author of ten novels, including Brooklyn and The Magician, and two collections of stories. He is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books and the Irene and the Sidney B. Silverman Professor of Humanities at Columbia University. He is the coauthor of Henry James and American Painting, also copublished by Penn State University Press and The Morgan Library & Museum.