Ulysses, by James Joyce, Illustrations by Henri Matisse, Limited Editions Club (1935)

With near universal acclaim as the greatest work of Modernist literature, and possibly the greatest novel of the twentieth century, Ulysses, by James Joyce, deserves one other award…that being perhaps the least understood and most complicated novel ever written. Tough to read is an understatement. The extensive vocabulary used (over 30,000 distinct words in a novel of 265,000 words), the seemingly countless number of allusions and … Continue reading Ulysses, by James Joyce, Illustrations by Henri Matisse, Limited Editions Club (1935)

My Visit to Arion Press, Part Three – Books (1st Set)

In previous articles concerning my recent visit to Arion Press, I covered the equipment and art to be found in their facilities. Of course, what most of you want to see is their beautiful books, which is, after all, Arion’s raison d’être.  Seeing all of the editions that have been created by Arion Press is a wonderful experience. What strikes me as most impressive is the … Continue reading My Visit to Arion Press, Part Three – Books (1st Set)