The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham
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Ulysses, a book once deemed obscene and prohibited, is now a revered modern classic. Birmingham’s book exemplifies the struggle of censorship versus freedom of expression. Mapping the odyssey of this revolutionary work, we see Joyce—its troubled creator, his stalwart supporters, the most publicised obscenity case in U.S. history and finally Ulysses’ admission to the canon of Western literature. What was labeled as ‘filth’ and caused outrage was ultimately redeemed because of its relevance to the text as a whole.