Ulysses by James Joyce (read by Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan) Naxos Audiobooks (audiobook)

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Rare, original and odd - objects of a bookworm's desire

Highlights of the book fair:

Ulysses by James Joyce. First edition. Paris, Shakespeare and Co, 1922 (HK$3.38 million)

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The east is green

It is 10,000km from Dublin to Shanghai but, for two hours last Sunday, they were one and the same. To celebrate 'Bloomsday', 60 people crowded into M on the Bund to listen to readings, in English and Chinese, of James Joyce's Ulysses. The novel traces the odyssey of Leopold Bloom for 24 hours in Dublin on June 16, 1904.

28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Language point

Every year the clock goes back in Dublin to the fictional 'Bloomsday' of June 16, 1904 depicted in the novel Ulysses by the city's most celebrated author.

In the above sentence, 'celebrated' means famous. But 'celebratory' refers to something that is organised to celebrate an important event.

21 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In a caption to a photo on Page A8 of yesterday's newspaper, one of the sites of the proposed Nujiang dam project, Liuku, was spelled incorrectly.

Wen Jieruo helped translate Ulysses into Chinese. Her name was spelled incorrectly in a story appearing on June 16.

18 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Ulysses cast of characters comes to Shanghai

Leopold and Molly Bloom and Stephen Dedalus made their first public appearance in Shanghai on their 100th anniversary yesterday.

The Lu Xun Memorial Museum opened a two-week exhibition of the life and work of James Joyce for the first time in Shanghai and conducted a seminar attended by 80 Chinese and Irish scholars.

17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Defence of Joyce lip service to literary 'great'

In response to Henry Steiner's comments regarding my 'unfavourable' review of James Joyce's Ulysses (letter, South China Morning Post, September 29), it is encouraging to note that in this age of technology-driven entertainment people still take the trouble not only to read books, but also to scramble to their defence when a particular favourite attracts a negative appraisal.

20 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Ulysses one of literature's greatest joys

I feel compelled to respond to Stephen McCarty's unfavorable review of Ulysses in The Review ('Turgid work that baffles readers', South China Morning Post, September 19).

29 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Turgid work that baffles readers

It's a great book, Ulysses. It must be: everybody says so. This and that scholar, this and that expert; all agree it's a stupendous tour de force, a literary lighthouse, a gargantuan, unparalleled achievement.

The latest accolade came from Random House's board of the great and good, which chose it as the Book of the Century.

19 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Hot Eire

I WAS too young to remember my first visit to Dublin when I stayed with my great aunt Eva. She was the sister of my grandmother, Molly, who was originally from Dublin herself. Molly died when I was a toddler but I can still remember some of the wonderful stories she told and the songs she sang.

22 Jan 1995 - 12:00am