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By Robert H. Bell

From reports of the 1st edition:
"Magical. The fulfilling temper that this e-book creates, and sustains with near-total consistency all through, contains the narrative move as jocoseriously as Bell credit Joyce with doing in Ulysses. this can be unique, incisive, and enlightening feedback, a clean method of Ulysses that analyzes the degrees and depths of its humor in a language that's consciously witty."--Bernard Benstock
"Bell joins the very skinny ranks . . . of these critics who can either seize the humor of Ulysses and speak its frequently critical functionality in the narrative. within the approach, he deals new perception into many regular characters and episodes."--Morton P. Levitt, magazine of recent Literature
"[Bell's] witty and lucid prose is a excitement to learn, . . . [written] persuasively and fluently."--Austin Briggs, glossy Language Quarterly

"Finally, somebody has sanctioned our enjoyable. . . . This booklet is chockablock with info, references, discoveries, and insights."--Marilyn Reizbaum, James Joyce Literary Supplement
"Students of Ulysses will locate Robert H. Bell to be a deft dissector in demonstrating his case for dollar Mulligan as 'a excellent clown within the Shakespearean tradition,' in proving Bloom 'a holy fool,' and in making Molly a sublimely ridiculous determine whose contradictions 'represent the last word ascent of folly.' . . . Professor Bell indicates his strong experience by way of quoting at one juncture from the past due Jimmy Durante. this is often an elaborate yet humane treatise on 'folly' in Ulysses which unearths the 3 significant personae 'richly constant' and the assets in their selfhood 'surprisingly commonplace and traditional.'"--C. J. Fox, instances Literary Supplement
From the foreword to the paperback edition:
"Part of the unique layout of Florida's James Joyce sequence used to be to maintain some of the landmark Joyce stories in print and obtainable to the transforming into viewers for Joyce scholarship. Jocoserious Joyce is this kind of: an informative and unique remedy of the twin nature of Joyce's comedy in Ulysses. . . . The gildings of Bell's arguments, consisting usually of a few examples for a given element, frequently placed new and pleasant twists on passages that experience by no means been tested below a comic book lens. we're extremely joyful to incorporate in our checklist this lasting contribution to Joyce studies."--Zack Bowen, sequence Editor
Robert H. Bell is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at Williams university. He has written generally for tutorial journals in addition to for newspapers and well known magazines.

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