Joyce at Work on "Cyclops": Toward a Biography of Ulysses

  title={Joyce at Work on "Cyclops": Toward a Biography of Ulysses},
  author={Michael Groden},
  journal={James Joyce Quarterly},
  pages={217 - 245}
  • M. Groden
  • Published 15 October 2007
  • History
  • James Joyce Quarterly
Here, then, is the biography of a book": with these words Herbert Gorman begins chapter 10 of his 1939 biography o Joyce.1 Gorman deals in this chapter with the initial publica tion of Ulysses and its early reviews, Joyce's protests against Samue Roth's piracy in the late 1920s, and Judge John M. Woolsey's legal decision allowing Ulysses to be published in the United States, but not with Joyce's writing of Ulysses; brief accounts of that appeared in earlier chapters. Only a few years after… Expand
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