James Joyce - Ulysses

A Tea with a Book Addict talk

It has been said that were the city of Dublin to be suddenly destroyed, it could be recreated simply from the detail of this novel, all taking place on one day in June 1904. Follow Leopold Bloom on his wanderings through the city, in what is one of the most important works of modernist literature.

A subscriber-only Zoom talk on Sunday 12 September 2021, 4.00 pm Australian Eastern Time (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra).

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“I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape.”
― T.S. Eliot

Get the book, watch the movie and more

Links for where to buy the books in print, ebook or audio are listed here. Find the books on my recommended reading list, watch a movie version, enjoy related videos, websites and much more. Have anything to add here? Let me know.

Ulysses by James Joyce
James Joyce by Richard Ellmann
James Joyce: A Biography by Gordon Bowker
Nora: A Biography of Nora Joyce by Brenda Maddox
The Ulysses Guide: Tours through Joyce’s Dublin by Robert Nicholson

Some free versions are better than others, please feel free to try these, but I cannot guarantee the quality.
Ulysses by James Joyce Free downloadable version in various formats including Kindle, epub, pdf and others. If you are unsure of how to add these files to your ereader, look here.
Ulysses by James Joyce Free audio book from Librivox

FIND IN A LIBRARY (You will need to create an account and hold a library card.)
Ulysses by James Joyce National Library of Australia free public access to books in libraries at Trove.

YouTube playlist for Ulysses by James Joyce
Justwatch streaming guide: Bloom 2004 movie adaptation

The British Library: An introduction to Ulysses
James Joyce’s Ulysses
Celebrate Bloomsday

Discuss it with me

It has been said that Ulysses is one of the most important works of modernist literature. Do you agree? Let’s discuss it here.

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Comments (4)

  1. I have put together a podcast that takes the initiated reader through Ulysses chapter by chapter in a readily accessible way. It was prepared for Bloomsday in Sydney last year, with recommendation from the Irish Consul General Owen Feeney.
    See link at http://www.sydneybloomsday.com.

    • Susannah Fullerton

      Many thanks for that information, Julian. That’s a great resource. I will include a link to it in the ‘recommended reading list I send out with the zoom / video talk. You can book for the talk if you are interested.

  2. Penny Morris

    Dear Susannah, unreadable is certainly my description of Ulysses but I admit that I gave up reading after about 100 pages. I took your advice to download an audiobook version (a cheap one so probably not the best) but even that is hard work and I’m getting much more pleasure out of reading Deirdre Le Faye’s book about the world of Jane Austen which you recommended at the recent JASA meeting. Nonetheless, I will persevere and thank you to Julian for the podcast which I will definitely listen to.

    Penny Morris

    • Susannah Fullerton

      Well, of course I agree that anything to do with Jane Austen is much greater and much pleasanter reading than Ulysses! So glad you enjoyed the talk about my favourite books.

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