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Resources Used to Create the Text Annotations

The annotations to the text shown here are derived from a variety of sources. As I am currently in my fifth reading of Ulysses after first reading it nearly six years ago, correct attribution of the source for every interpretation I have heard along the way is, unfortunately, impossible; however, every effort has been made to attribute sources when this is possible.

When annotations were drawn straight from my own knowledge of the book, no citation is given. Much of my early understanding of Joyce's text was shaped by Harry Blamires's The New Bloomsday Book, which accompanied my first reading of the novel and I have cited here whenever (a) I returned to it for assistance or (b) I recall a specific interpretation coming from that book.

Richard Ellmann's biography James Joyce was also invaluable to my understanding of where Joyce was coming from with all this paranoia about "usurpers" and "tempters"; indeed, Joyce's need to distance himself from the artistic constraints of ireland led him to spend most of his life away from his homeland. It also allows one to trace interesting parallels between Joyce's and Stephen's lives (e.g. the incident where Stephen feels he has been kicked out of the tower, and Mulligan, who was based on Joyce's erstwhile friend Oliver Gogarty).

Other resources are cited at the end of the annotations to which they apply; these refer to full references given at the bottom of each episodes's Briefing page (the pages which precede each episode, giving an overview of what is in store). I also list here all resources used to create annotations for the text:


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