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Author Birmingham, Kevin, author.

Title The most dangerous book : the battle for James Joyce's Ulysses / Kevin Birmingham.

Publication Info. Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.912 J853uDbi 2014    ---  Available
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Description 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-405) and index.
Contents Nighttown -- Nora Barnacle -- The vortex -- Trieste -- Smithy of souls -- Little modernisms -- The Medici of Modernism -- Zurich -- Power and postage -- The Woolfs -- Brutal madness -- Shakespeare and Company -- Hell in New York -- The Ghost of Comstock -- Elijah is coming -- The People of the State of New York v. Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap -- Circe burning -- The bible of the outcasts -- The booklegger -- The King's chimney -- The pharmacopeia -- Glamour of the clandestine -- Modern classics -- Treponema -- Search and seizure -- The United States of America v. One Book Called "Ulysses" -- The tables of the law.
Summary For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce's big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of Ulysses was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom's day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as "obscene, lewd, and lascivious." Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. The Most Dangerous Book tells the remarkable story surrounding Ulysses, from the first stirrings of Joyce's inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933.
Subject Joyce, James, 1882-1941. Ulysses.
Joyce, James, 1882-1941. Ulysses -- Criticism, Textual.
Censorship -- History -- 20th century.
Authors and publishers -- History -- 20th century.
Law and literature -- History -- 20th century.
Trials (Obscenity) -- History -- 20th century.
Ulysses (Joyce, James) (OCoLC)fst01356277
Authors and publishers. (OCoLC)fst00821733
Law and literature. (OCoLC)fst00993913
Trials (Obscenity) (OCoLC)fst01156379
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 1594203369
Standard No. 40023906080

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