Why is James Joyce’s Ulysses as long as it is? Using word counts from the thirteen and a quarter episodes that appeared in the Little Review, this essay is one attempt to get into the novel’s numerical unconscious and explains how its genetic evolution was significantly shaped by the material constraints of serial production.
Ulysses by Numbers
ERIC BULSON is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Claremont Graduate University. He has written The Cambridge Introduction to James Joyce and Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial Imagination and is currently finishing a book on the global circulation of little magazines.
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Eric Bulson; Ulysses by Numbers. Representations 1 August 2014; 127 (1): 1–32. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2014.127.1.1
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