5 Oct 2017

Ulysses and Divorce

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:32 pm on 5 October 2017
Ulysses by James Joyce

Ulysses by James Joyce Photo: Wikimedia Commons

You may remember last week when we were in Dunedin we were talking about recipes in books. Jesse thought perhaps there were recipes in the classic Ulysses by James Joyce.

Otago University Professor Peter Kuch emailed in to say the answer was yes and no.

So we gave Peter a call and it turns out he is rather an expert in Ulysses, in fact he's somewhat changed the way it is read, through his book which investigates how Joyce's novel relates to Irish divorce.

Ulysses deriding Polyphemus

Ulysses deriding Polyphemus Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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