Ulysses: An Illustrated Edition
ISBN: 1635420261
EAN13: 9781635420265
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 25, 2022
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

This strikingly illustrated edition presents Joyce's epic novel in a new, more accessible light, while showcasing the incredible talent of a leading Spanish artist.

The neo-figurative artist Eduardo Arroyo (1937-2018), regarded today as one of the greatest Spanish painters of his generation, dreamed of illustrating James Joyce's Ulysses. Although he began work on the project in 1989, it was never published during his lifetime: Stephen James Joyce, Joyce's grandson and the infamously protective executor of his estate, refused to allow it, arguing that his grandfather would never have wanted the novel illustrated. In fact, a limited run appeared in 1935 with lithographs by Henri Matisse, which reportedly infuriated Joyce when he realized that Matisse, not having actually read the book, had merely depicted scenes from Homer's Odyssey.

Now available for the first time in English, this unique edition of the classic novel features three hundred images created by Arroyo--vibrant, eclectic drawings, paintings, and collages that reflect and amplify the energy of Joyce's writing.

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   This book is GORGEOUS
I always considered reading Ulysses more like visiting an art museum than reading a book. Just like you can visit the Met and choose every corner or just a specific exhibit or a specific painting... it will be a worthwhile trip. With Ulysses, you can read a chapter, or the whole book and it will be a worthwhile and beautiful time. It is a great purchase, it is a statement and an art piece.
   A modernist classic now nesting new illustrations
This is a book to visit with frequency and skim with joy.
   Beautiful book.
I'm finishing Ulysses and about to start over again from the beginning.
   Nice book if it wasn't a misprint
The book is beautiful, however the copy I received had repeated sections and other chapters completely missing from the book. A few pages have damaged in the middle as well. At the printers, something very wrong went very wrong.
   A Showpiece Meant to Be Displayed More Than Read.
This review is for the big version of this novel, illustrated by Eduardo Arroyo. This review is not about the novel if it can even be called that. I flipped it just and received through it. If I could, I would give it infinite stars. The illustrations are unique to the collection. They are a mash up of color sketches meets impressionism, at times almost childlike drawings. The book has a stiff binding with sewn magazine-like pages. It is huge and heavy. It is meant to be a showpiece for display, not really for reading. If you wanted to lay it flat, you would need a table to read it. And does it flat because of the sewn binding. Finally, a bit of a warning. Much like the novel itself, some of the drawings are very sexual, in a way, and bawdy in nature. Like a young teen version of dirty drawings. A million star work of art from Stark!