The Ulysses Trial

If the obscene material you’re distributing is so avant-garde that most readers can’t tell it’s actually obscene, did you commit a crime or not? This week, we’re getting into the trial of the scandalous literary magazine editors who brought the work of James Joyce to America.

Featured image: Obscene filth that could corrupt the minds of the youth, if only the youth could understand it. (Image source)

A significantly more skillful voice actor than us reading the opening paragraphs of Finnegan’s Wake.

James Joyce in 1915. (Image source)

Margaret Anderson, one of The Little Review’s editors, in 1951. (Image source)

A poster for a lecture (perhaps not an entirely serious one) about James Joyce’s unique turn of phrase in 1929. (Image source)