Ulysses: Mahler after Joyce (The German List) (Paperback)

Ulysses: Mahler after Joyce (The German List) By Nicolas Mahler, Alexander Booth (Translated by) Cover Image

Ulysses: Mahler after Joyce (The German List) (Paperback)

By Nicolas Mahler, Alexander Booth (Translated by)


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A twist on the Irish literary classic Ulysses, told through Nicolas Mahler’s distinctive graphic novel style.
Dublin, 16 June 1904: through a day in the life of the advertising agent Leopold Bloom and the sensations of the ordinary, James Joyce created a maximal book from a minimum of matter. Ulysses, the most important novel of modernity, is a defining book of the twentieth century. Joyce’s creation—also spectacularly innovative in form—inspired Nicolas Mahler to attempt a literary retelling that is not a mere illustration or adaption of the novel but an independent and equally as inventive work. Using comics, Mahler transforms the various literary techniques of the original. He assembles his images with humorous and philosophical verve, quoting and rambling along in the spirit of Joyce.
With this graphic interpretation of the modern classic, which also constitutes a homage to the golden era of the newspaper comic strip, Ulysses can be newly discovered in a delightfully unexpected form.
Nicolas Mahler is a comic artist and illustrator based in Vienna, Italy.

Alexander Booth is a writer and translator. He lives in Berlin.
Product Details ISBN: 9780857429933
ISBN-10: 0857429930
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Pages: 288
Series: The German List
"It takes a bold artist to reinterpret a classic work of literature, and a supremely confident one to choose Ulysses, what many refer to as 'the greatest novel in the English language.' Austrian author and illustrator Nicolas Mahler is, by this measure, a supremely confident man."
— Broken Frontier