The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

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The arrival of a significant young nonfiction writer . . . A measured yet bravura performance. Dwight Garner, The New York Times

James Joyce s big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of Ulysses was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. The Most Dangerous Book tells the remarkable story surrounding Ulysses, from the first stirrings of Joyce s inspiration in 1904 to the book s landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933. Written for ardent Joyceans as well as novices who want to get to the heart of the greatest novel of the twentieth century, The Most Dangerous Book is a gripping examination of how the world came to say Yes to Ulysses."

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'The bomb has exploded. It will blow a hole in the well-guarded prison of English Literature' The Quarterly Review, 1922.

THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK tells the painful yet exhilirating story of how Joyce's novel was conceived, written, published, burned, acclaimed and excoriated before taking its place as a masterpiece of world literature.

Joyce's book ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel forever. But, for more than a decade, ULYSSES was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase. Joyce himself was a penniless outcast, reliant on his faithful supporters to keep both himself and his family going.

After decades of research, Kevin Birmingham brings this remarkable story to life: from the first stirrings of inspiration in 1904 to the landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES LITERARY NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014.

THE ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014.

For more than a decade, the book now considered the most important novel in the English language was illegal to sell, advertise or import. Its author lived in exile; his supporters on the edge of the law.

THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK tells the painful yet exhilarating story of how Joyce's ULYSSES was conceived, written, published, burned, acclaimed and excoriated before taking its place as a masterpiece of world literature.

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