Kelly, Dermot Books

Narrative Strategies in Joyce's Ulysses
1988 0-7734-1994-2
This books tackles the central stylistic problem of Ulysses -- the fact that many of Joyce's experiments seem to be divergences from the novelistic story. By tracing key words, images and voices through the labyrinth of the later episodes, it develops new proof of the novel's formal unity. There are revealing observations about the way Joyce transforms parody into a mode of celebratory lyricism. Brings a fresh perspective to the puzzle of Joyce's styles, linking character and discourse in a humanistic appreciation of the author's artistry.