Ulysses at 100: When Joyce’s novel languished in publishing limbo
Irish Times, 31/1/22
By the time it was finally published on February 2nd, 1922, it was already notorious
By Terence Killeen
James Joyce’s Ulysses was notorious well before its publication on February 2nd, 1922. Its advance serialisation had already caused shockwaves and led to a much-covered New York court case – the first of three in which it would be involved in the US. That first case resulted in February 1921 in the conviction for publishing obscene matter and the fining of the editors of the small magazine the Little Review (two women, by the way).
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