When First I Saw, Part 1

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034980
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038520 | DOI:
When First I Saw, Part 1

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This chapter narrates book's author's first encounter and fascination with Ulysses and a lifelong obsession with this work. Looking at the author's initial encounter with Ulysses, the first draft of his life with Joyce's novel, reveals several possible reasons why he bonded strongly with the novel. Other novels and art works appealed to some of his aesthetic, emotional, and psychological needs, but Ulysses satisfied many more of them, both in his formative years and in later years.

Keywords: novel reading; emotional needs; aesthetics; Ulysses; James Joyce; Leopold Bloom

Chapter.  9497 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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