Thursday 27 November 2014

Row erupts over simplified 'Ulysses'

Published 16/06/2012 | 05:00

A row has erupted over a new, easier to read version of Ulysses, writes John Spain.

The James Joyce Centre in Dublin is refusing to stock copies of 'Ulysses by James Joyce: Remastered by Robert Gogan', a reformatted edition of the famous novel with proper punctuation.

Mr Gogan, a Joyce enthusiast, has spent years working on his version of the book, making it more comprehensible to readers.

He says he has not changed a single word of the text, just inserted punctuation and used italics to identify where the many confusing internal monologues begin and end.

Speaking from his home in Achill yesterday, Mr Gogan said he was disappointed at the decision by the Joyce Centre not to stock his book, particularly as the centre's website claims that it is "dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce".

Irish Independent

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