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A World of Waste, Stripped of Transcendence: James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ at 100

A World of Waste, Stripped of Transcendence: James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ at 100

Few novels become institutions, to have departments rigged up around them, whole constituencies and spheres of scholarship, as works of lifelong study, fascination and confusion. Ulysses, whose publication centenary will be observed on February 2nd, is one such book. Like Marx’s Kapital, Joyce’s door-stopping opus has kept academics

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
13 min read
James Joyce
NARRATED: Age of Amnesia

NARRATED: Age of Amnesia

Greg Ellis reads Age of Amnesia, Joel Kotkin’s essay on how the West is in danger of forgetting its own history. It was published in Quillette on July 15, 2019.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
culture
The Demise of Gawker: An Interview with Ryan Holiday

The Demise of Gawker: An Interview with Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday is the author of Trust Me, I’m Lying and numerous other books about marketing and culture. Holiday dropped out of college at 19, and by age 20 was chief marketing officer for American Apparel. His advisory firm, Brass Check, has counselled companies such as Google, TASER and

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
15 min read
culture