Kevin Birmingham: The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses (Part II)

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Ulysses upended all expectations of what literature should be, both in its inclusion of sexually explicit, intimate language, and in James Joyce’s refusal to use a consistent narrative form. Like an eye into the future, this difficult, all-consuming book still seems radical a century later. We continue our discussion with Kevin Birmingham, author of The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses (Penguin), to ask: what exactly made Ulysses so dangerous?

Read an excerpt from The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Credits

Guest:
Kevin Birmingham - author, 'The Most Dangerous Book'

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producers:
Connie Alvarez, Alan Howard