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“Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey”


This year 2022, marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”.

IN MN would like to congratulate Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall on his new book, “Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey” published Jan 14, 2022.

Ambassador Mulhall’s book can be ordered from @NewIslandBooks through this link.

From the website

Marking the centenary of Ireland’s – and possibly the world’s – most famous novel, this joyful introductory guide opens up Ulysses to a whole new readership, offering insight into the literary, historical and cultural elements at play in James Joyce’s masterwork.

Both eloquent and erudite, this book is an initiation into the wonders of Joyce’s writing and of the world that inspired it, written by Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States and an advocate for Irish literature around the world.

One hundred years on from that novel’s first publication, “Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey” takes us on a journey through one of the twentieth century’s greatest works of fiction. Exploring the eighteen chapters of the novel and using the famous structuring principle of Homer’s Odyssey as our guide, Daniel Mulhall releases Ulysses from its reputation of impenetrability, and shows us the pleasure it can offer us as readers.

Daniel Mulhall, Irish Ambassador to the US. Credit: Marty Katz/ with active link to Washington DC photographer diplomatic portrait photography. Copyright 2021 by Marty Katz.

Follow Ambassador Mulhall’s blog for additional insights into “Ulysses” and other topics!