Monday, May 31, 2010

Dublin School Trip

I think this trip was a fantastic experience for a lot of reasons:
First travel with my classmates was very good fun and I had a great time with them and I have known new people.

I really wanted to go to Dublin because I have never been to Ireland and I love travelling.
I really like Dublin because there are a lot of beautiful places, parks, churches and monuments.
And I like the color doors, which are very original and they give happiness to the city.
We went a seaside town and we walked by the beach and there I ate Fish and Chips.

We had an inexperate final, but finished well: because our flight was cancelled owing to the volcano cloud, but the teachers obtained a flight to Gerona a few hours later, so we flyed to Gerona.
So, finally was very nice: we stayed in Gerona in a beautiful hotel and the next day we could returned in AVE from Barcelona to Madrid. And we finally returned to Madrid.

So, the trip was very exhausting, but was very nice.
Sara =)

Thursday, May 27, 2010


The trip to Dublin was really a nice trip . The first day did not see much about Dublin, because just went to the hostel to leave our luggage and later we went for a walk and to have dinner. The next days we saw the main monuments and some artistics places in dublin. I enjoyed seeing new places and meeting a new English accent. I also took the opportunity to make friends from other classes.
On the return trip, we had a problem to return to Madrid, but finally we got a trip to Girona , so we did not have to spend more days in Dublin. When we arrived to Girona, I was very tired , but anyway I liked it.
Finally we returned to Madrid .
If I had to change something, that thing would have stayed more time in dublin !

''Trip'' to Dublin

I was really eager to go to Dublin, but this summer I'm going to Brighton, in England, and it's a lot of money for us, so I couldn't go to the school trip.

When they came back, telling some things(a day later they had planned) I had more desire to have gone.

I think it was a great experience for they by culture, and because they were with friends so it had to be really funny, the plane couldn't come back correctly so they had to find another way to arrive to Madrid, I think that it was an interesting adventure.

They just told me good things, so next time I hope go with my partners.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Trip to Dublin ^^

This trip to Dublin was absolutely interesting. I had never been there before so everything was new to me. One of my favorite things was that I spent the whole trip with Helena, who is one of my best friends but obviously I like the time I spent with my others classmates too.
Well, we arrived on a tuesday but we were tired so that day we didn't visit anything. The next few days we visited a lot of tourist places, they were very interesting. One day we went to the beach, it was great.
We were supposed to return the following monday but, when the plane was taking off the pilot told us that we couldn't return to home because of the volcano cloud so we came back to the airport and in that moment we didn't know what would happen, we didn't know if we were going to have to stay a few days more in Dublin or not, we didn't know anything, but at last our teachers got us plane tickets to go to Gerona in a few hours.
We landed in Gerona almost at night so we went to a hotel. It was a really good hotel with comfortable beds, it was completely different from the hostel of Dublin so we were very relax. We had dinner and then we went to bed because the next day we had to take a train to Barcelona early. We had in Barcelona a little time off, so Helena and I took the chance to visit what we could. At last we took the Ave and in two or three hours we were at last in Madrid.

Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989)

He was an Irish avant-garde writer, dramatist and poet, writing in English and French. Beckett's work offers a bleak outlook on human culture and both formally and philosophically became increasingly minimalist in his later career.
Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969 for his "writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation".He died in Paris of respiratory problems.

Samuel Beckett was born on Good Friday, April 13, 1906, near Dublin, Ireland. Raised in a middle class, Protestant home, the son of a quantity surveyor and a nurse, he was sent off at the age of 14 to attend the same school which Oscar Wilde had attended. Looking back on his childhood, he once remarked, "I had little talent for happiness."

Beckett was consistent in his loneliness. The unhappy boy soon grew into an unhappy young man, often so depressed that he stayed in bed until mid afternoon.The women could not resist him. He once remarked, after rejecting advances from James Joyce's daughter, that he was dead and had no feelings that were human.

In 1928, Samuel Beckett moved to Paris, and the city quickly won his heart. Shortly after he arrived, a mutual friend introduced him to James Joyce, and Beckett quickly became an apostle of the older writer. At the age of 23, he wrote an essay in defense of Joyce's magnum opus against the public's lazy demand for easy comprehensibility. A year later, he won his first literary prize.
Beckett came to the conclusion that habit and routine were the "cancer of time", so he gave up his post at Trinity College and set out on a nomadic journey across Europe.

Beckett made his way through Ireland, France, England, and Germany. In the course of his journies, he no doubt came into contact with many tramps and wanderers, and these aquaintances would later translate into some of his finest characters. Whenever he happened to pass through Paris, he would call on Joyce, and they would have long visits, although it was rumored that they mostly sit in silence, both suffused with sadness.Beckett finally settled down in Paris in 1937.

During World War II, Beckett stayed in Paris--even after it had become occupied by the Germans. He joined the underground movement and fought for the resistance until 1942 when several members of his group were arrested and he was forced to flee with his French-born wife to the unoccupied zone. In 1945, after it had been liberated from the Germans, he returned to Paris and began his most prolific period as a writer.
In the five years that followed, he wrote Eleutheria, Waiting for Godot, Endgame, the novels Malloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, and Mercier et Camier, two books of short stories, and a book of criticism.

Samuel Beckett's first play, Eleutheria, mirrors his own search for freedom, revolving around a young man's efforts to cut himself loose from his family and social obligations. His first real triumph, however, came on January 5, 1953, when Waiting for Godot premiered at the Théâtre de Babylone.

Beckett was the first of the absurdists to win international fame. His works have been translated into over twenty languages. In 1969 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He continued to write until his death in 1989, but the task grew more and more difficult with each work until, in the end, he said that each word seemed to him "an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness."

Trip to Dublin :)

On this trip to Dublin a lot has happened and we all enjoyed and we were very well. We arrived there on Thursday, May 6 and were scheduled to return on the 10th, but we travelled in fear as many flights were cancelled by the eruption of the volcano, but even so we stand to go.
Once there we had a great time and also we went to the hostel , it was nice and people were very friendly.
We visited Dublin and typical areas from there. We were in an Irish dinner and enjoyed a typical Irish dance.
We also visited a fishing village and we were watching a typical beach and ate the food from Fish and Chips.
It was time to return and on the 9th at night the teachers checked our flights to see that there was nothing cancelled and everything was fine.
We arrived on Thursday at the airport and everything was normal. We got on the plane and we were going to take off just when they say that the flight can not leave because the airport of Barajas is closed
That was a mess. Everybody ran to find a different plane to take them to Spain.
Our teachers found a plane to Gerona. We went there and spent the night in a beautiful hotel in Girona.
The next morning we took a train to Barcelona and from there went with the Ave until finally we arrived in Madrid.
In the end our trip was a bit complicated but I still enjoy the experience and have much more to tell.


Dublin School Trip

We went to Dublin for a school trip and we spent five days there (from Thursday to Monday). On thursday we arrived at eight o'clock at the Dublin Airport so we couldn't see a lot of things (we only went for a walk and had dinner). We spent Friday and Saturday seeing the city and on Sunday we went to Howth and we saw the beach and ate fish&chips. On Monday we had to take the plane to Madrid,and we were seated on it when, suddenly, the pilot told us the fligth had been cancelled. No one imagined it would happen to us just in the point of taking off
and our teachers went to talk with the Customer Service. In this way, they got a fligth to Gerona and we took it. Then we spent the nigth in a hotel in Gerona and the next day we went to Barcelona by train and then we came to Madrid by Ave.

Trip to Dublin

This trip to Dublin has been very interesting. It was not the typical way to travel because apart from having fun we also visited the historic zones.
In Dublin I felt very comfortable in the hostel because in the first moment I thought that the hostel was very seedy but when I was in there the hostel was very youth and new.
Dublin was a very beautiful city and I like the architecture because they aren't the typical buildings but they are made with care. I was surprised by the doors of the houses because each door had a different colour than the others.
The day we returned to Madrid the trip was cancelled but they warned us when we were in the plane and in the first time we were worried and distressed. The teachers trying to get a fligth to go to Spain and they got a flight to Girona.
In Girona we went to a hotel and this hotel was very modern and wonderful and we spent a night at a hotel beacause in the morning we will go to Barcelona to catch the train to Madrid. The night in the hotel was very quiet because all were very tired and we need sleep to regain strength to the next day.
The next day all we wanted to get to madrid and the trip to Madrid in the AVE
was quiet but it got heavy with the desire we had to get to Madrid


This trip to Dublin has taught me a lot of things. I was in Dublin three years ago but I went with my parents and my brother so it was completly different.
Of course I re-visited a lot of touristic places and I discovered new amazing places, but for me the best part of the trip was the friendship; I didn't go with my best friends, but I think it was better because I shared 5 whole days with seven "new" girls and we made an excellent group: we have spent great moments dancing, talking about our childhood, about gossips, etc. I don't know for the others but for me that five days were like a whole life because I lived a lot of experiences.
One of these experiences was the last day, when we wwere in the plane and when it started to walk our flight was cancelled. At the beginnig the idea was to stay in Dublin until another flight went to Madrid but at the end we caught a plane to Girona. We arrived to Girona at night and we took dinner in a delicious restaurant and slept in a very luxury hotel, I slept in the same room as carmen and we spent the night seeing C.S.I, it was really good fun!
At the next morning we caught a train to Barcelona, we stayed there two hours and its was fantastic, we discovered a very modern park and we made videos of us in the park.
Finally we came back to madrid in AVE in only two hours and a half.
It is possible that for others this finally "adventure" isn't an experience that they want to live but, honestly, I will not change anything.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Molly Malone: Cockles and mussels

In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
As she wheeled her wheel-barrow
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!
Alive, alive-O! alive, alive-O!
Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!
She was a fish-monger, but sure 'twas no wonder
For so were her father and mother before
And they each wheeled their barrow
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!
Alive, alive-O! alive, alive-O!
Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!

She died of a fever, and no one could save her
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone
But her ghost wheels her barrow
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!
Alive, alive-O! alive, alive-O!
Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Trip to Dublin

For everybody to know, from the 6th to the 10th of may we went on a school trip to Dublin. We stayed at the Dublin Youth Hostel, which was very nice and conveniently located.

Who took part in it? Most of the members of this class including, me, their teacher plus 16 more students from 1st Year A and B and Esmeralda, their teacher. We were 26 students and two teachers on the whole.

I think it was a great experience for everybody , and we lived some unexpected adventures.
I won't say more as I'd rather have the students tell you about it.

So, boys and girls, get ready to write a few lines telling our followers about your experience.

The ones who didn't go can say why they didn't go in the end and how they felt and they can also tell us what they heard from the other students. Would they have liked to live what we lived or not really ?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. His parents were successful Dublin intellectuals, and from an early age he was tutored at home, where he showed his intelligence, becoming fluent in French and German. He attended boarding school for six years, then matriculated to university at seventeen years old. Reading Greats, Wilde proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. After university, Wilde moved around trying his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems and toured America lecturing extensively on aestheticism. He then returned to London, where he worked prolifically as a journalist for four years. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde was one of the most well-known personalities of his day. He next produced a series of dialogues and essays that developed his ideas about the supremacy of art. However, it was his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray – still widely read – that brought him more lasting recognition. He became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London with a series of social satires which continue to be performed, especially his masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest.

Diego Cordero y Alejandro Escobar

William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats, was born in Sandy mount, County Dublin, Ireland in 1865. He was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.
Yeats’ life is possible to divide in three sections:

Young poet: In 1890, Yeats co-founded the Rhymers' Club with Ernest Rhys,[18] a group of London based poets who met regularly in a Fleet Street tavern to recite their verse. The collective later became known as the "Tragic Generation"[19] and published two anthologies: first in 1892 and again in 1894. Yeats had an special interest in mysticism, spiritualism, occultism, and astrology and he wrote: "If I had not made magic my constant study I could not have written a single word of my Blake book, nor would The Countess Kathleen ever have come to exist. The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write."
Yeats' first significant poem was "The Isle of Statues", a fantasy work that took Edmund Spenser for its poetic model. The piece appeared in Dublin University Review, but has not since been republished. His first solo publication was the pamphlet Mosada: A Dramatic Poem (1886), which comprised a print run of 100 copies paid for by his father. This was followed by the collection The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems (1889).
His other early poems, which are meditations on the themes of love or mystical and esoteric subjects, include Poems (1895), The Secret Rose (1897), and The Wind Among the Reeds (1899).

Nobel Prize: In December 1923, Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was aware of the symbolic value of an Irish winner so soon after Ireland had gained independence. His reply to the many of the letters of congratulations sent to him contained the words: "I consider that this honor has come to me less as an individual than as a representative of Irish literature, it is part of Europe's welcome to the Free State."

Old age and death: By early 1925, Yeats had completed most of the writing for "A Vision" (dated 1925, it actually appeared in January 1926, when he almost immediately started rewriting it for a second version). He had been appointed to the first Irish Senate in 1922, and was re-appointed for a second term in 1925 so he past the rest of his life concentrated in politics and he didn’t write many poems.
He died at the Hôtel Idéal Séjour, in Menton, France, on 28 January 1939.[4] He was buried after a discreet and private funeral at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. His epitaph is taken from the last lines of "Under Ben Bulben", one of his final poems:
Cast a cold Eye
On Life, on Death.
Horseman, pass by
Alee & Monica.

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish writer, Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1925 and the Oscar in 1938.

Shaw was born in Dublin in a poor family and a Protestant. He was educated at Wesley College in Dublin, and emigrated to London in 1870 to begin his writing career. There, he wrote five novels that were rejected by publishers.
It was a notable Socialist, who sought the transformation of society through non-revolutionary methods.
In 1895, Shaw became a drama critic, which was the first step towards a career as a playwright. In 1898, he published his first successful play, Candida.
After World War I produced several plays.
One of the features of Shaw's plays is the lengthy introduction that goes with it. In these introductory essays, Shaw gave his opinion, usually controversial, about the issues that were addressed in the work.
The royalties received by the rights of Pygmalion and My Fair Lady (musical based on Shaw's play) were significant.
From 1906 until his death in 1950, Shaw lived in Shaw's Corner, in the village of Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire.

Its main drama of the history Candida Morell is a minister married to the brilliant Candida the true responsible for many of their successes in life. One day she returned from a vacation with their children, and accompanied by a young poet, Marchbanks.La Morell's joy in his comfortable marriage to Candida is shaken by the arrival of the young poet. So many men adore her, in very different ways and for different reasons, and she is attracted to them by their very different qualities. Marchbanks believes that he has a choice. Morell is devastated by the thought of losing. They forget that it is his own wife.

Other of his works are:

Widowers' Houses (1892)
Mrs Warren's Profession (1898)
Arms and the Man (1898)
Candida (1898)
Man and Superman (1902-1903)
Pygmalion (1912-1913)
Saint Joan (1923)

Common sense and war
How to fix the Irish question
Immaturity (1879)

Love Among the Artists (1881)

His most famous phrases are:
- First love is a little crazy and a great curiosity.
"You see things and say," Why? " But I dream things that never were and say, "Why not."
- There's always someone who kisses and one that is limited to allowing the kiss.
- There is no first kiss goodbye, even the arrival.
"Hate is the revenge of a coward intimidated.

Clara Santos y Lucía Segoviano.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

James Joyce

James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882 in the Dublin suburb of Rathgar.

He was an Irish writer and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.

Joyce was a key figure in the development of the modernist novel.
He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses.

His fictional universe is firmly rooted in Dublin and populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there.

He was the oldest of ten children.
Later the family moved to the fashionable small town of Bray.

In 1891, Joyce wrote a poem, and even sent a part to the Vatican Library.

James Joyce began his education at Clongowes Wood College, which he entered in 1888 but had to leave in 1892 when his father could no longer pay the fees; Joyce then studied at home.

In 1898 He enrolled at the recently established University College Dublin, and studied modern languages, specifically English, French and Italian. Joyce wrote a number of other articles and at least two plays during this period. Many of the friends he made at University College Dublin would appear as characters in Joyce's written works.

After graduating from UCD in 1903, Joyce left for Paris to study medicine, but he soon abandoned this.
His mother was diagnosed with cancer and Joyce returned to Ireland; after her death he continued to drink heavily, and conditions at home grew quite appalling
He decided, on his twenty-second birthday, to revise the story into a novel he called Stephen Hero. It was a fictional rendering of Joyce's youth, but he eventually grew frustrated with its direction and abandoned this work. It was never published in this form, but years later in Trieste Joyce completely rewrote it as A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
The unfinished Stephen Hero was published after his death.

Joyce and Nora went into self-imposed exile, moving first to Zürich, where he had supposedly acquired a post to teach English; It turned out that the English agent had been swindled, but the director of the school sent him on to Trieste and He would remain in Trieste for most of the next ten years.

Later that year Nora gave birth to their first child, George. Trieste and moved to Rome in late 1906, having secured employment in a bank. He intensely disliked Rome, and moved back to Trieste in early 1907.
His daughter Lucia was born in the summer of the same year. Joyce returned to Dublin in the summer of 1909. While in Zurich he began serious work on Ulysses.
Throughout the 1930s he traveled frequently to Switzerland for eye surgeries and treatments for Lucia, who, according to the Joyces, suffered from schizophrenia.
James On 11 January 1941, he underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer. While at first improved, he relapsed the following day, and despite several transfusions, fell into a coma. He awoke at 2 a.m. on 13 January 1941, and asked for a nurse to call his wife and son before losing consciousness again. They were still on their way, when he died, 15 minutes later.

-His Major works are:
Chamber music (1907, poems)
Dubliners 1914, short-story collection)
-A portrait of the Artist as a young man (1916, novel)
-Exiles (1918, play)
-Ulysses (1922, novel)
-Poemes penyeach (1927, poems)
-Collected poems (1936, poems)
-Finnegans wake (1939, novel)

Alicia y Celia.

Jonathan Swift


Jonathan Swift was born on November 30, 1667 in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Protestant Anglo-Irish parents: his ancestors had been Royalists, and all his life he would be a High-Churchman. His father, also Jonathan, died a few months before he was born, upon which his mother, Abigail, returned to England, leaving her son behind, in the care of relatives.

In 1673, at the age of six, Swift began his education at Kilkenny Grammar School, which was the best in Ireland. Between 1682 and 1686 he attended, and graduated from, Trinity College in Dublin, though he was not, apparently, an exemplary student.

In 1688 William of Orange invaded England, initiating the Glorious Revolution: with Dublin in political turmoil, Trinity College was closed, and Swift took the opportunity to go to England, where he hoped to gain preferment in the Anglican Church. In England, in 1689, he became secretary to Sir William Temple, a diplomat and man of letters. There Swift met Esther Johnson, who would become his "Stella," and it was there, too, that he began to suffer from Meniere's Disease, a disturbance of the inner ear which produces nausea and vertigo. In 1690, at the advice of his doctors, Swift returned to Ireland, but the following year he was back in England. He visited Oxford in 1691, he received an M. A. degree from that University, and published his first poem.

In 1694, still anxious to advance himself within the Church of England, he returned to Ireland to take holy orders. In 1695 he was ordained as a priest in the Church of Ireland, the Irish branch of the Anglican Church, and the following year he returned to England.

Between 1696 and 1699 Swift composed most of his first great work. After Temple died in 1699, Swift moved back to Ireland, working at various posts in the Church. In 1704, two satirical pieces -- Tale of the Tub and Battle of the Books -- earned him some renown (and some enemies). During this period, he returned to England intermittently and he became intimate with the literary men of the day. Although a lifelong supporter of the Whigs, the growing chasm between Whigs and the Church led Swift, in 1708, to launch a series of pamphlet attacks on the Whigs. By 1710, Swift had switched over the Tories completely and put his skills at their disposal. Swift took over The Examiner, a Tory rag, and, with a couple of 1711 pamphlets, helped turn to the tide of English public opinion against the "Whig" War of Spanish Succession.

With the death of Queen Anne in 1714, the Tories fell from favor and Swift returned to Ireland. He would serve as Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin for the rest of his life. In 1720, he got busy again, writting a large sum of essays and critics of the current situation in both Englend and Ireland.

After the death of his beloved Stella, Swift began to drop off and gradually grew mentally unstable in the years before his death in 1745. Having served his role as an Irish patriot and Tory critic of Whig policies, Swift dead on Octover 19,1745.

Jonathan Swift was a satirical Irish writer. He wrote prose works, essays, tracts, political pamphlets, periodicals, poems, sermons and prayers. His principal work is Gulliver's trips, which constitues one of the most bitter critiques that they have written to themselves against the society and the human condition.

It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. It has been considered to be often an infantile work, actually it is a fierce satire of the society and the human condition camouflaged as a book of trips for picturesque countries (a common genre in the epoch).

The protagonist, the captain Lemuel Gulliver, is in paradoxical situations: he is a giant between dwarfs, a dwarf between giants and a human being ashamed about his condition in a land populated by wise horses that are more human than the own men and distrust, deservedly, these.

The work he is considered to be the classic one of the universal literature and has inspired numerous adjustments and versions. The book became tremendously popular as soon as it was published, and nowadays is also required reading for many high school students, including high school Literature Advanced Placement students (US). The original title is Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World and divides in four parts. Possibly one of the reasons for the book´s classic status is that it can be seen as many things to many different people. Broadly, the book has three themes:- A satirical view of the state of European governement, and of petty differences between religions.- An inquiry into whether men are corrupt or they become corruped.- A restatement of the older “ancients versus moderns” controversy previously addressed by Swift in The Battle of the Books.

And finally, other important works are A Modest Proposal,A Journal to Stella, Drapier´s Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English languaje, and is less well known for his poetry.Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms—such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.B. Drapier—or anonymously.

He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

Carmen Álvarez and Sara Lozano

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ulysses by James Joyce

Ulysses is one of the most important work of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement".
Is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. First serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review, then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach, in Paris.

This book is about the life of Leopold Bloom during an ordinary day in Dublin, exactly the 16th of June (in the real life is the day of Joyce's first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle) and also is about Stephen Dedalus .It's based on the Odysseus of Homero and it consist of 18 chapters where the author designed a table of symbols and analogies with all of them. It's a parodic but tragedy story.
The title alludes to the hero of Homer's Odyssey, and establishes a series of parallels between characters and events in Homer's poem and Joyce's novel.

The first impression that you have of this book is that it's a little chaotic because Joyce use a different style to each chapter. The style he use the most is one which express the thought of the character without logic, like in our real thoughts. Joyce also put a lot of details and information in the novel that you only find if you pay a lot of attention because he was a very retailer writer and that's why he tooks seven years to write this novel.

If you search the critics of the people who have read this novel you will see that it's a difficult one, and also a little long but they say although that, everyone should read it.
Since publication, the book attracted controversy and scrutiny.Ulysses' stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring, and experimental prose—full of puns, parodies, and allusions, as well as its rich characterisations and broad humour, made the book a highly regarded novel in the Modernist pantheon. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

By Andrea García and Elena Pérez.