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The scandal of Ulysses : the sensational life of a twentieth-century masterpiece, Bruce Arnold

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The scandal of Ulysses : the sensational life of a twentieth-century masterpiece
Title
The scandal of Ulysses
Title remainder
the sensational life of a twentieth-century masterpiece
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Bruce Arnold
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Long before its first publication, Ulysses, the greatest novel of the twentieth century, was the cause of scandal. James Joyce's prose was denounced as obscene, and the book was banned in the United States and Great Britain. Controversy surrounded the work throughout Joyce's lifetime, and he claimed that the book would keep scholars busy for centuries. Joyce was right. The book has become a veritable minefield for scholars, and has led to one of the world's most
  • Lucrative literary industries. In The Scandal of Ulysses, Bruce Arnold compellingly traces the life of Ulysses from its inception, through the great publication scandals of the 1920s and 1930s, and concludes with a lengthy examination of the copyright wars that have engulfed the book in recent years. In this, the most complete history of Ulysses written to date, Arnold draws a vivid portrait of Dublin, London, and Paris in the period between the two great wars, through
  • Which we gain a more complete understanding of both early conflicts and more recent ones. Chief among these is Ulysses: The Corrected Text, which was hailed as the ideal version of the book when it appeared in 1986, and its German editor, Hans Walter Gable, as a brilliant scholar who had restored Joyce to the reading public in as near perfect a version as was possible. Two years later, he was publicly denounced by John Kidd, a young American Joyce scholar, and one of the
  • Most ferocious literary controversies of recent times erupted. Joyceans worldwide were deeply divided over the merits and defects of the new edition. Arguments against the Gabler version grew in volume. The earlier 1961 Ulysses was restored to the market place. New publishers came forward to edit and produce new versions. And the legal copyright, which ran out at the end of 1991, has caused more chaos, particularly in light of a new version of Ulysses edited by John
  • Kidd, being published by W.W. Norton. In a lively work of literary detection, with an American introduction written for the new edition. Bruce Arnold sets out the background, examines the legal loopholes, analyzes the arguments on both sides, looks at some of the hidden agendas, including controversial letters, and comes up with surprising and provocative conclusions
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DLC
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Arnold, Bruce
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6019.O9
LC item number
U57 1992
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • Authors and publishers
  • Copyright
Label
The scandal of Ulysses : the sensational life of a twentieth-century masterpiece, Bruce Arnold
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of the hero -- Ulysses sets out -- The trials of Ulysses -- Which version is copyright? -- The coming of the scholars -- Ulysses for everyone? -- A new, original Ulysses -- Floundering on -- 'Is no one awake at the wheel?' -- The committee that never met -- 'What sort of a Kip is this?' -- Anthony Burgess takes back his words
Control code
ocm25631069
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9780312082888
Lccn
92013274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25631069
Label
The scandal of Ulysses : the sensational life of a twentieth-century masterpiece, Bruce Arnold
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of the hero -- Ulysses sets out -- The trials of Ulysses -- Which version is copyright? -- The coming of the scholars -- Ulysses for everyone? -- A new, original Ulysses -- Floundering on -- 'Is no one awake at the wheel?' -- The committee that never met -- 'What sort of a Kip is this?' -- Anthony Burgess takes back his words
Control code
ocm25631069
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9780312082888
Lccn
92013274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25631069

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