HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

Date: Every week
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

A Free, Four-Week Discussion Series

Hosted by Bob DelBene

In this course we’ll take a light approach. The aim is to guide those readers who have previously found Ulysses to be daunting. The fact is, there’s a very simple outline to the book, based on the plot of Homer’s Odyssey. James Joyce drew a tongue-in-cheek parallel between the heroic exploits of the fabled Oysseus (Ulysses) and the trials of 20th century Leopold Bloom. Poor Bloom is a meek Dublin salesman who goes off to work one morning, and spends the rest of his day desperately struggling to get back to his wife and home.

Video clips, group readings, and discussions— along with plenty of hand outs— will provide you with everything you’ll need to enjoy this absorbing classic at home, in your favorite chair.

The Gabler edition of Ulysses is recommended for page synchronization.
The Library has several copies. Used copies can be purchased on Abebooks.com or Amazon.com.

 

The four Wednesdays of January

Jan. 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

6:30-8:00 pm

Children’s Activity Room

Ocean City Free Public Library

1735 Simpson Avenue

Ocean City, NJ 08226

 

To register, please contact Julie at 609-399-2434 x5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org

 

 

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