Ulysses takes place in a single day, 16 June 1904, also known as Bloomsday. It places the characters and incidents of Homer's Odyssey in modern Dublin and represents Odysseus (Ulysses), Penelope and Telemachus in the characters of Leopold Bloom, his wife Molly Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, and contrasts them with their lofty models. As his characters stroll, eat, contemplate and argue through the streets of Dublin, Joyce's stream of consciousness narrative artfully weaves events, emotions, and memories in a free flow of imagery and associations.
Full of literary allusions, parody, puns and uncensored vulgarity, Ulysses has been considered controversial and challenging, but always brilliant and rewarding.
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