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.
Mr. Kenner, who specializes in the symbolic aspect of Joyce's work, writes brilliantly, opening many avenues of thought.
Hugh Kenner's brilliant study goes the narrower and deeper way of the specialists' specialist.