Considered one of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking."
Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904 (the day of Joyce's first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle). Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (e.g., the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus).
A comprehensive review of Mr James Joyce and Ulysses http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/01/09/specials/joyce-ulysses.html...
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