Top 10 Dirtiest Parts of James Joyce’s Ulysses

Are the “dirty” parts still enough to shock us after 100 years?

Perhaps the first painting of Joyce’s Ulysses, “Jerry” by Paul Cadmus, 1931, is a portrait of Cadmus’ lover Jerry French holding the iconic blue-covered 1922 first edition. The book is here a symbol of illicit or illegal sexuality.

James Joyce’s Ulysses turns 100 tomorrow!

Although it is now considered a literary classic and is a common feature of those “100 books to read before you die” lists, Joyce’s 1922 novel was once considered too…

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Casey Lawrence is a Canadian PhD student of English at Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of two LGBT YA novels, Out of Order and Order in the Court.

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Casey Lawrence is a Canadian PhD student of English at Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of two LGBT YA novels, Out of Order and Order in the Court.

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