This inspired celebration of Joyce's great novel succeeds in reclaiming the widely unread classic for the general reader, writes Sean O'Hagan
The Observer, Sunday 31 May 2009
by Declan Kiberd
In his exasperation, Stanislaus anticipated the fate that awaited Ulysses, a novel that, almost 90 years after its publication, seems to have utterly exhausted the patience of the ordinary reader to the point where it is now perhaps the most unread literary masterpiece of all time.
Kiberd's previous books include the brilliant Inventing Ireland: the Literature of the Modern Nation and Ulysses: Annotated Students' Edition.