Differences - 1940 Ulysses and 1961 Ulysses?

Clare Imholtz muldoone99 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 11 21:52:45 EST 2007


The 1934 edition was based on a pirated U.S. edition
of Ulysses and was full of errors. Random House
corrected many of these in 1961, but also introduced
new ones.

To go beyond Modern Library, even the first published
edition of Ulysses (1922) was full of errors. In 1984 
the German scholar Hans Gabler published a new
critical edition and claimed to correct some 5,000
errors. This edition has also come in for some
serious, and very justified, criticism.

A fascinating publication history.

Clare Imholtz 


--- Scot Kamins <kamins at ModernLib.com> wrote:

> 
> On Feb 11, 2007, at 5:14 PM, Gordon Neavill wrote:
> 
> > The 1961 Ulysses is a new typesetting; in
> bibliographical terms  
> > this makes it a new edition. The jacket states:
> "For this new  
> > Modern Library edition, the text has been
> scrupulously corrected,  
> > the type has been completely reset and new plates
> have been made."
> >
> > There were a number of typos and other errors in
> the original  
> > Random House plates that were used for earlier
> Giant printings. If  
> > you want a reading copy the 1961 edition (with 783
> pages) is  
> > preferable to earlier printings with 767 pages.
> 
> OK, thanks Barry. Then the answer is that there's no
> real difference  
> to the textual content beyond cleanup.
> Scot Kamins
> ...................
> "Will the highways to the Internet become more few?"
>  -- G.W. Bush
> 
> 
> 
> 



 
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