Date: Mon., April 27, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Judson Park
Instructor: Steve Pinkerton, Lecturer, English, CWRU
Description: James Joyce’s Ulysses has often been called the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Yet it’s also a famously “difficult” book, a reputation that has obscured the simple and often highly affecting human story it presents. This guided tour of Ulysses will introduce listeners to its remarkable structure, themes, and shifting prose styles, with stops along the way at some of the novel’s richest and most significant passages. Special emphasis will be paid to the more accessible pleasures of this landmark novel: its vivid characters, its humor, its moving evocations of love and grief, and its final affirmation of life itself.