Declan Kiberd, a professor of Anglo-Irish literature at the University College Dublin, offers an audacious new take on Joyce's classic novel. Ulysses, he argues, is a work written for and about the common person, offering a humane vision of a more tolerant and decent life in the modern world. In this passionate corrective to the widespread view of Ulysses as an esoteric tome for the scholarly few, Kiberd dispells the aura of academic mystique that has attached itself to the novel, opening our eyes to Ulysses as a celebration of the everyday and a model for living well in an unpredictable world.
"[Kiberd is] one of our liveliest and most iconoclastic intellectuals. . . . Whether or not Ulysses is an example of wisdom literature, Ulysses and Us certainly is." -- John Banville - Irish Independent "Kiberd's book-lucid, learned, free of jargon and pretension-can make for a wonderful companion along the journey through Joyce's wondrous epic." -- Sudip Bose - American Scholar
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 22nd November 2010
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.34