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James Joyce’s Ulysses: The beginning of an epiphany | | Independent Arts - News, notes and quotes on the Arts world - Blogs

Nine decades ago, on February 2 1922, Ulysses was born.

It arrived in a handsome turquoise cover, its face embossed in gold. (At least, it did in Paris. In the UK it remained banned for a further fourteen years, on account of a masturbation scene.)

Over the years, this iconic Modernist text has been written about and written about. But one of its most important lines is not often enough discussed. It occurs in Episode 3, Proteus: “remember your epiphanies on green oval leaves, deeply deep, copies to be sent if you died to all the great libraries of the world.” …

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