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Ulysses

James Joyce

James Joyce (1882-1941). oyce is considered the greatest exponent of Anglo-Saxon modernism and one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. His writing stands out for presenting a significant innovative and contemporary style which led him to experiment with new literary forms and techniques.

Why did we choose it?

Ulysses is one of the most influential works of universal literature. A modern epic that narrates how a day passes for his protagonist in Dublin. One of the differentiating traits of the work is that he uses a different style for each chapter. The most predominant is the interior monologue, characterised by expressing thoughts just as we do in real life: freely and without inhibitions. It’s what’s also known as a “stream of consciousness”.

By Paul Hermans

"Yes, because he never did a thing like that before as to ask to get his breakfast in bed"

Yes, because he never did a thing like that before as to ask to get his breakfast in bed with a couple of eggs since the City Arms hotel when he used to be pretending to be laid up with a sick voice doing his highness to make himself interesting to that old faggot Mrs Riordan that he thought he had a great leg of and she never left us a farthing all for masses for herself and her soul greatest miser ever was actually afraid to lay out 4d for her methylated spirit telling me all her ailments she had too much old chat in her about politics and earthquakes and the end of the world let us have a bit of fun first God help the world.

Excerpt from Episode 18.