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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas


IOT: Ulysses 14 Jun 12

June 14th, 2012

Episode 221 of 552 episodes

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss James Joyce's novel Ulysses. First published 90 years ago, Joyce's masterpiece charts a single day in the life of the Dubliner Leopold Bloom. Some early readers were outraged by its sexual content and daringly scatalogical humour, and the novel was banned in most English-speaking countries for a decade after it first appeared. Today Ulysses is widely regarded as the greatest example of literary modernism. Melvyn Bragg is joined by Steven Connor, Professor of Modern Literature and Theory at Birkbeck, University of London; Jeri Johnson, Senior Fellow in English at Exeter College, Oxford and Richard Brown, Reader in Modern English Literature at the University of Leeds.

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