Which story is James Joyce’s novel ‘Ulysses’ modeled on?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia Question: Which story is James Joyce’s novel ‘Ulysses’ modeled on?

The given options are:

  • The life of Ulysses S. Grant
  • The ‘Odyssey’
  • Robinson Crusoe

Correct Answer: The ‘Odyssey’


Info: Ulysses is the Latin version of the name Odysseus, the hero of the Greek epic poem. Joyce isn’t the only artist to model his work on the poem: William Faulkner’s novel ‘As I Lay Dying’ and a popular film about a band of singing prison escapees are just two more examples.

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