Budgen, Frank / James Joyce and the making of 'Ulysses', and other writings
A note on this edition, pp. xxi-xxii
A NOTE ON THIS EDITION For this edition the text of James Joyce and the Making of ' Ulysses' has been produced by photolithography from the 1934 British edition. It includes a few corrections, mostly of simple typographical errors. The last line of the German poem on page 13 has been corrected, in accordance with Frank Budgen's expressed wishes., The quotations from Ulysses have been somewhat emended. It has not been possible to alter the inverted commas which Budgen (or his publisher) used to indicate quoted dialogue, where Joyce always used the simple opening dash; nor have spellings and capitalization been made to conform with the printed text of Ulysses. But punctuation has been emended, and missing words restored, the guiding principle being that when read aloud the Joycean passages should sound correct. The book, written at a time when Ulysses had been much less carefully scrutinized than it has been today, includes a few small errors. These have not been altered, but the following should perhaps be mentioned: On pages 124 and i 26 Budgen has the Mirus Bazaar at Sandymount, whereas it was held in Ballsbridge; Almidano Artifoni does not take a tram, but misses it and has to walk (p. I 26); there are seventeen, not eighteen, sections between the appearance of Conmee and that of the Viceroy (p. 126); Haines's assignation with Mulligan (Oxen of the Sun) is for ten past eleven, not half past (p. 227); Murphy's son is eighteen years old, not sixteen (p. 258); Alexander Thom was a printer and publisher, not an auctioneer (p. 278). A slightly more substantial matter arises from Budgen's treatment of Joyce's letter of 16 August 1921 about Penelope, quoted on page 269. In the 1934 edition, Budgen, perhaps quoti'ng from memory, altered the text of the letter (now published in full in Letters, i. 169—70), and this has been left unchanged, except for the alteration of ' glass' to ' class'. Readers may care to compare the passage quoted on page 272 with the end of the actual letter, where the context makes clear that Joyce's description refers to the episode, not to Molly herself, as Budgen has it.
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