Feb. 7th, 2011

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A reader sent this link to a graphic novel version of James Joyce's Ulysses. This sprawling, dense, linguistic fruitcake of a novel thwarts most people who try to read it. Some make their way through with Spark or Cliff notes. Robert Berry's' graphic novel adaptation, Ulysses Seen not only clarifies the first chapter, but helps us visualize (and thus keep track of) this complicated story.

The first sentence introduces "stately, plump Buck Mulligan," a golden-tongued medical student who seems to exist mostly as a foil to the introspective, melancholic, and oversensitive protagonist Stephen Dedalus. Below the cut are some of the drawings; one is NSFW.

Ulysses Seen: Buck Mulligan (one NSFW) )

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