One of the most important books ever written on Uylsses, Dublin's Joyce established Hugh Kenner as a significant modernist critic. This pathbreaking analysis presents Uylsses as a "bit of anti-matter that Joyce sent out to eat the world." The author assumes that Joyce wasn't a man with a box of mysteries, but a writer with a subject : his native European metropolis of Dublin. Dublin's Joyce provides the reader with a perspective of Joyce as a superemely important literary figure without considering him to be the revealer of a secret doctrine.
"Hugh Kenner's brilliant study goes the narrower and deeper way of the specialists' specialist." — The New York Times Book Review
"Mr. Kenner, who specializes in the symbolic aspect of Joyce's work, writes brilliantly, opening many avenues of thought." — The Christian Scientist Monitor