Ulysses Explained

How Homer, Dante, and Shakespeare Inform Joyce’s Modernist Vision


When it comes to James Joyce's landmark work, Ulysses , the influence of three literary giants, Homer, Shakespeare, and Dante, cannot be overlooked. Examining Joyce in terms of Homeric narrative, Dantesque structure, and Shakespearean plot, Weir rediscovers Joyce's novel through the lens of his renowned predecessors.
  • Palgrave Macmillan US; June 2015
  • ISBN 9781137482877
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Ulysses Explained
  • Author: David Weir
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

In The Press

“‘Ulysses’ Explained is an excellent book that combines smooth readability and sound scholarship and works perfectly well both as a guide for the general reader and as an enriching experience for the specialized Joycean.” (Laura Pelaschiar, James Joyce Quarterly, Vol. 53 (1-2), 2015-2016)

About The Author

David Weir is Professor of Comparative Literature at The Cooper Union, USA.