Ulysses: one of the greatest books ever written, and one of the most challenging.
JOYCE’S ULYSSES: A GUIDE opens the door to this 20th-century classic. At the core of the app is the unabridged text with 800 annotations. Encountered a difficulty? Just tap for an explanation!
The award-winning abridged recording of Ulysses by Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan is also contained within, as are recordings of various songs and arias mentioned in the book.
Background material includes the complete text of Homer’s Odyssey, in the new translation by Ian Johnston, alongside an article explaining Ulysses’ connection to it; a biography of Joyce; and articles on the novel’s turbulent publishing history, its translated editions, and the worldwide scholarly industry that has arisen around it.
This is the perfect vehicle for getting to grips with Ulysses: anybody can now demystify ‘the ineluctable modality of the visible’ and delve into the delights of this outstanding work.
· Unabridged text with 800 individual annotations immediately accessible.
· Abridged, award-winning recording read by Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan: the perfect introduction to the work.
· Abridged text, also with individual annotations; can be read while listening.
· Introduction to the novel by Joyce scholar Derek Attridge.
· Background on James Joyce and the publishing history of Ulysses.
· Recording of a live talk – ‘James Joyce’s Women’ – given at the Oxford Literary Festival.
· Many extracts of music mentioned in Ulysses, from Mozart to traditional Irish ballads.
· Complete text of Homer’s Odyssey in the new verse translation by Ian Johnston.
· Further Reading.
· Photographs of Joyce and of Dublin landmarks.
Added support for 64 bit devices.
Ratings and Reviews
A great starter pack
At £5.99 it is great value. Very much a beginner's guide with the annotation essentially character and translation based. Some cursory song and photographic backup. Lot's of interesting features, particularly if you are unfamiliar with James Joyce and his world, including the full Odyssey text, though not the Butcher and Laing, as used by Joyce, but Ian Johnston's verse translation. A hour's talk by Roger Marsh on Joyce's women focusing on Molly Bloom and Anna Livia. Derek Attridge provides a schema based on all 3 devised by Joyce, and Joyce's earlier recording from Aeolus, which used to be harder to get than the ALP. Navigation is excellent, so all in all a great starter bundle
- Naxos Global Distribution Ltd
- 201.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
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