In literature, there are two key sorts of annotations: marginalia, or the notes jotted down in the margins by the reader, and additional information formally provided in expanded editions of a text, and you can find a bit of both online. Annotated Books Online
is an on-line interactive archive of early modern annotated books
, where researchers can share digitized documents and collaborate on translations. For insight into a single author's notes, Melville's Marginalia
provides just that. For annotations with additional information, The Thoreau Reader
provides context for Walden
), The Maine Woods
, and other writings. Then there's the mostly
annotated edition Ulysses
, analysis of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo
, and the thoroughly annotated US constitution
(twentieth amendment linked previously
). More marginalia and annotations inside. [more inside]
Joyce’s Ulysses Banned Again—by Apple, Not the Government.
According to Sarah Weinman at the Daily Finance; she says that a Webcomic adaptation of the book, Rob Berry and Josh Levitas' Ulysses Seen
, (previously seen here on Mefi
), has been banned from iPads and iPhones because of cartoon nudity. Here is the image
that is causing all the controversy. Warning:
Contains crudely illustrated male genitalia. via Slate.com. And this isn't the first time. Read about the original censorship and legal battles regarding Joyce's Ulysses.
is an ambitious, ongoing project to create a webcomic adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses
. Each page
of the comic offers an accompanying reader's guide
, and there's a blog
about the progress of the project.
Did you miss Paddy Dignam's wake?
Ah well, there's still time to celebrate Bloomsday
-- if you're in Dublin, you can (among many other delights) take a stroll across the newly-opened James Joyce Bridge
. Or, if you have a spare $60,000, you could even buy your very own Ulysses first edition
. As for me, I'll be hoisting a crystal cup full of the foaming ebon ale which the noble twin brothers Bungiveagh and Bungardilaun brew ever in their divine alevats, cunning as the sons of deathless Leda. (And as for Paddy? -- Dead! says Alf
. He's no more dead than you are. -- Maybe so, says Joe. They took the liberty of burying him this morning anyhow.)