Ulysses was written and proofread when James Joyce's vision was seriously blurred and impaired by iritis. The illness required him to use a magnifying glass to enlarge words, separating them out of context and distorting the simple letters in them. This book considers the effects of Joyce's iritis on the text of ""Ulysses"". Gottfried examines ""Ulysses"" much as Joyce must have tried to see it, in close readings of many small portions of the text, and with a quizzical eye. He locates the particular density and opacity of ""Ulysses"" in two sites: within the iritis in Joyce's eyes and within the body of the text with its irritated confusion of letters. ""No reader's eye can be trusted in seeing ""Ulysses"""", Gottfried claims. Instead, the reader is disoriented and infected with a particular kind of ""Joycean dis-lexia"", so that ""a variety of instabilities arise from the reader's unclear view and reading of the novel"".
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at