Alma Classics has just published a new edition of James Joyce's Ulysses .
Based on the 1939 version of Ulysses, our edition includes over 9,000 notes by Sam Slote of Trinity College, Dublin, in an easy to consult format.
Sam Slote on annotating Ulysses: "Up until now the only real player in the annotation town is the volume by Don Gifford (with Robert Seldman), Ulysses Annotated, University of Chicago. This is just a volume of annotations (there is another, earlier volume, Allusions in Ulysses by Weldon Thorton, which is not quite as comprehensive as Gifford).
The currently available text plus annotated editions (Declan Kiberd for Penguin and Jeri Johnson for Oxford World Classics) basically just extract and condense from Gifford without adding much in the way of new material.My notes are all-new and correct various mistakes Gifford made since its last revised edition in 1988... I'm reasonably scrupulous about identifying my sources and in comparison to the Kiberd and Johnson text plus annotations volumes, my notes are much more comprehensive. There's information there for the novice reader but also for the more 'seasoned' reader as well."