Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Forensics and Joyce's Ulysses …

… Joyce in Court and The Ulysses Trials review – the law, murder and obscenity | Books | The Guardian.(Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

[Hardiman] is scathing and scrupulously mean about the English: “To a reader in the early 21st century, what is very striking about the English official correspondence concerning Ulysses is the total self-confidence of politicians and bureaucrats who were still expounding and enforcing high Victorian values in the 1920s and 30s.” And on the objections to Molly Bloom’s soliloquy, he writes: “Equally striking is the elitism they manifest: what possible value could the ‘memoirs’ of ‘an Irish chambermaid’ have?”

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