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Joyce’s Creative Process and the Construction of Characters in Ulysses: Becoming the Blooms

Luca Crispi


This book is both a study of how James Joyce created two of the most iconic characters in literature—Leopold Bloom and Marion Tweedy Bloom—as well as a history of the genesis of Ulysses. From a genetic critical perspective, this book explores the conception and evolution of the Blooms as fictional characters in the work’s wide range of surviving notes and manuscripts. At the same time, it also chronicles the production of Ulysses from 1917 to its first edition in 1922 and beyond. It engages with the textual archive of Ulysses, including the exciting, recently-discovered manuscripts now in the ... More

Keywords: James Joyce, Ulysses, creativity, manuscript studies, genetic criticism, character studies, narratology, creative writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198718857
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718857.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luca Crispi, author
Lecturer in Joyce Studies and Modernism, University College Dublin