Revisiting the “Cyclops” Manuscripts, Part 2

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:
Revisiting the “Cyclops” Manuscripts, Part 2

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Revisiting the manuscripts acquired a new urgency and excitement in 2002 when the National Library of Ireland announced its acquisition of previously unavailable documents, including an early draft of part of “Cyclops” as well as several new gatherings of notes. Before the National Library acquired its manuscripts, notes for Ulysses were extant mainly in the notesheets at the British Library and in two notebooks at Buffalo, as well as in a few other documents. To these gatherings can be added four more notebooks. The first of these is earlier than the other three. Joyce labeled its pages by topic—Simon, Leopold, Stephen, Jesus, Theosophy, Irish, Jews, Weininger, Words, and others—rather than by Ulysses episode, as was his practice in the other three and also the British Library notesheets and a Buffalo notebook from late in his work on Ulysses.

Keywords: manuscript revisions; Cyclops; National Library of Ireland; Ulysses; text revision; theater

Chapter.  10567 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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