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JOYCE, James (1882-1941)
JOYCE, James (1882-1941)
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JOYCE, James (1882-1941)

Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1928.

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JOYCE, James (1882-1941)
Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1928.
Tenth printing, signed by Joyce, and with a presentation inscription from the publisher Sylvia Beach: ‘for Andreé Denham / from the publisher of / ‘Ulysses’ / Sylvia Beach / Paris 11.3.1930’. Joyce's Ulysses was a revolution in literature and its impact resonates to this day. The complexities of its formal structure, its linguistic inventiveness and its imaginative cohesion of historical sources have made Ulysses the most diligently studied work of modern literature in English. Although the tumultuous publication nearly bankrupted Sylvia Beach, owner of Shakespeare & Co, her clever marketing won the day, with reviews of the novel’s salaciousness prompting an avalanche of orders. Cf. Slocum and Cahoon A17.

Quarto (206 x 165mm). Original blue wrappers, lettered on the upper cover and spine in white (spine and edges worn, small tears, chips at head and foot of spine, covers almost detached). Provenance: Andreé Denham (presentation inscription from the publisher; authorial signature: ‘James Joyce / Paris / le 29 Septembre 1930’).
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