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November 24, 2010 1:02 PM   Subscribe

What annotated edition of James Joyce's Ulysses has footnotes instead of endnotes?
posted by Hoenikker to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Do you know if that even exist? I only ask, because, if there was one, I'd imagine there being five or six lines of text on the page, and the remainder footnotes.
posted by jabberjaw at 1:35 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Weldon Thornton's Allusions in Ulysses: An Annotated List is a whole separate book as big as Ulysses. That might work better for you.
posted by infinitewindow at 2:01 PM on November 24, 2010

This does not exist. Not in English, at least.
posted by mr_roboto at 2:20 PM on November 24, 2010

Oh, and I'd recommend Ulysses Annotated if you're interested in a separate volume. No flipping, at least, but harder to read in bed.
posted by mr_roboto at 2:21 PM on November 24, 2010

I also don't think there's ever been an annotated edition like that, precisely because some pages would have so many notes there'd be no room for the text. (FWIW, if this is your first time reading Ulysses my recommendation is actually The New Bloomsday Book; I think the annotated editions are more useful once you've already gotten through it at least once.)
posted by scody at 4:10 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

I can't imagine that the book you're requesting actually exists.

Ulysses Annotated is great for clarifying obscure references in the text (an allusion to an advertising jingle, for example). However, if you're looking for a book that will help you make sense of the text, you'll need something like The New Bloomsday Book or (my favorite) Stuart Gilbert's Ulysses: A Study.
posted by TEA at 7:18 PM on November 24, 2010

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