ULYSSES Resources

We haven’t even begun the discussion of James Joyce’s Ulysses (that starts Monday 2/16), and already there are tons of resources kind people are recommending.

You can follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #TCUlysses (the TC is for Twin Cities)

A general article on How to Read Ulysses:


A key to chapter-less editions of Ulysses:


A user-friendly free annotated edition of Ulysses from Columbia University:


The annotations are adapted from Gifford’s Annotated Ulysses (notes only, not the text), which most regard as the standard, with additional notes from Harry Blamires’ New Bloomsday Book

A free audio recording, helpful for pronunciation:


Infinite Ulysses, here, which might be putting together a giant crowd-generated online resource, but I’m not sure I’ve got the details of the project right but in any case, looks really cool:


Other recommended resources:

James Joyce’s Ulysses, a study by Stuart Gilbert

Allusions in Ulysses by Weldon Thornton

Ulysses on the Liffey by Richard Ellmann

Reading Joyce’s Ulysses by Daniel R. Schwartz

The New Bloomsday Book by Blamires

The Chronicle of Leopold and Molly Bloom
Joseph Campbell’s Mythic Worlds, Modern Words

2 Responses to “ULYSSES Resources”

  1. Janet Says:

    I started! I was going to start Sunday night, but was flying home from Hawaii. I guess people in Minnesota don’t want to hear that. But I started! :)

  2. girldetective Says:

    Yay! I did too. My initial feeling is overwhelmption, which was worsened when I read the notes from the annotated edition. I think I might try to go note free. The book is so full of “Dublin street furniture” that the notes blow out of proportion. But, oh, some of the lines!