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When it comes to the great Irish novel, one book above all others often hits that no.1 spot, Ulysses being one of those dense, playful, inventive and eternally evolving works that fascinates, intrigues and frustrates generation after generation.
The fact that James Joyce’s 1922 offering is also funny might be the key to the world’s continued obsession with the novel, of course, humour going a long way to alleviate the pain of academic studies and cultural autopsies.
For Robert Gogan, laughter is key when it comes to loving Ulysses, the book’s characters each deserving of a study and a sitcom all of their own. And it is through channelling these iconic oddballs and the curious cases that surround them, that provides the engine of Strolling Through Ulysses, Gogan celebrating the devilishness in the small detail.
Let’s not forget, dear reader, that it was Joyce himself who said of Ulysses, “there is not one serious line in it”. So, get ready to have a bloomin’ good time…