Here substantially revised and expanded, Don Gifford’s annotations to Joyce’s great comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. Don Gifford’s annotations to Joyce’s great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. Title, “Ulysses” Annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s “Ulysses”. Author, Don Gifford . Edition, 2. Publisher, University of California P. Length, pages.
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Ulysses Annotated by Don Gifford – Paperback – University of California Press
I found myself undergoing a crash course in Irish history and Roman Catholic theology, as presented through the annotations, which also presented a problem in understanding the basic story, as I lost myself with diversions. No trivia or quizzes yet.
I don’t think I’ve ever read any other annotations, so I guess I can’t responsibly compare it to anything ulyssrs. I resolved to read them, realizing that I might not make it through the entire list, but might be able to get myself through at least the top ten, or, if failing that, at least the top one. It is simply notes – incredibly detailed, exhaustingly detailed notes. The modification of the phrase is intentional because my self-help regime is nearly always predicated on going back to the basics and reading all those great books that I never read in high school or my time as an undergraduate.
Rhetorical Figures in Aeolus. Every page of FW speaks to man’s evolution unconscious biological, conscious ulyssea, aspirational personal and to Life recirculating West meets Dzogchen East a “meeting of metaphysical minds” that binds humanity together into the future. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
He has succeeded in his psycho-sexual existential quest. This book is wonderful, and I don’t think I could make it through Ulysses without it.
View all 6 comments. Anyway, I haven’t read this in a long time, but I still do recommend it. U California P,is the standard work of annotations and is cited repeatedly in the notes simply as Giffordor sometimes as Gifford and Seidman Seidman researched the musical allusions, and the rhetorical figures in Aeolus with the kind permission of Robert Seidman and Don Gifford’s heirs.
When He is denied Her front door, He is in Hell on earthwhen released from Hell His odyssey to Her begins ulyssrs with His ever-present accompanying internal travails for She always knows when He is worthy of Her acceptance their Paradise.
How can one not wish to benefit from a work which could be compiled only by someone who is that passionate about this novel? In Ulysses enlightenment comes in the Circe chapter: But this book thinks you can get everything. At some point, I will have to ulysess the cord and go it alone, and I wonder at how I’ll fare without such a valuable and trusty I started “Penelope” today on my second tour through Ulyssesso I thought I would add my newest thoughts on Gifford’s annotations.
I know, very geeky The annotations in this volume illuminate details which are not in the public realm for most of anntoated. Annotations are keyed not only to the reading text of the critical edition of Ulysses, but to the standard Random House edition, and the current Modern Library and Vintage texts.
Apr 10, Roland rated it it was amazing. It’s not hard to look stuff up when you need to.
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. Annotations in this edition are keyed both to the reading text of the new critical edition of Ulysses published in and to the standard Random House edition and the current Modern Library an Here substantially revised and expanded, Don Gifford’s annotations to Joyce’s great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses.
Jun 11, Banbury rated it liked it. Very usable, an encyclopedic approach to the gicford of Ulysses.
I would suggest that the novel itself is enough labyrinthine red tape to be navigating, and that a brief re-statement of terms, a reminder at the point where it occurs in the current chapter –would best serve the reader engaged in this endeavor. The second, and overwhelmingly Major Quibble– this should really be fixed — is the reluctance of Gifford’s volume to ever repeat itself, even in brief, even for clarity’s sake, even for the convenience of the user.
About the Book Don Gifford’s annotations to Joyce’s great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. If you have no family, no pets and a private income. The annotations in this volume illuminate details which are not in the public realm for most of us.
Jul 18, Glen Engel-Cox rated it liked it Shelves: The amount of information is just at the border of overwhelming. Here substantially revised and expanded, Don Gifford’s annotations to Joyce’s great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses.
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A “pard” — contrary to my then-dictionary’s definition, which had it as an abbreviated f I remember so much more of Ulysses Annotated than I do of Ulysses that it’s actually ridiculous not that this is saying much, since I have a serious case of book amnesia when it comes to Ulyssespossibly because I was distracted the whole time by the annotations.
The annotations gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, explain religious nomenclature and practices, trace literary allusions and references to other cultures.
View all 9 comments. Sitting down to read this …more Well, I wouldn’t consider this a book to “read comfortably. Basically, Joyce devised a novel in which he was able to throw in everything, including the kitchen sink and toilet. Refresh and try again.
Mar 12, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: As ulyxses This annotation is more for an archeological preservation of Ulysses references than for literary enlightenment. Gifford’s obviously tireless work and dedication is organized and laid out clearly for all who want to take the plunge into Ulysses.
Then things started to settle down. An extremely used collection of symbols, references, and allusions that provide context for scenes and characters in James Joyce’s Ulysses–highly recommended! May 11, E.