The Ulysses Man

The Ulysses Man

Shane Joseph / Feb 17, 2020
The Ulysses Man Martin James is a true Canadian Born overseas he is beset by trials and tribulations while growing up Against the odds he escapes from his violence wracked homeland only to find everything he holds
  • Title: The Ulysses Man
  • Author: Shane Joseph
  • ISBN: 9780986952807
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • Martin James is a true Canadian Born overseas, he is beset by trials and tribulations while growing up Against the odds, he escapes from his violence wracked homeland only to find everything he holds dear in North America jeopardized as he tries to keep his personal and professional life intact.A modern day Ulysses, Martin faces the quintessential question of the displacMartin James is a true Canadian Born overseas, he is beset by trials and tribulations while growing up Against the odds, he escapes from his violence wracked homeland only to find everything he holds dear in North America jeopardized as he tries to keep his personal and professional life intact.A modern day Ulysses, Martin faces the quintessential question of the displaced, Where do I belong Set in Sri Lanka and Canada, this novel brings the dilemmas faced by many immigrants into sharp focus.
    The Ulysses Man by Shane Joseph Jan , The Ulysses Man is , much , than another immigrant novel as the author modestly refers to it in his acknowledgements The typical immigrant novel assumes the act of immigration is that of the protagonist, somehow a historical and virtually unique. Odysseus Myth, Significance, Trojan War, Odyssey Feb , Homer portrayed Odysseus as a man of outstanding wisdom and shrewdness, eloquence, resourcefulness, courage, and endurance In the Iliad , Odysseus appears as the man best suited to cope with crises in personal relations among the Greeks, and he plays a leading part in achieving the reconciliation between Agamemnon and Achilles. Ulysses Summary, Analysis, Characters, Facts Britannica The three central characters Stephen Dedalus the hero of Joyce s earlier Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Leopold Bloom, a Jewish advertising canvasser and his wife, Molly are intended to be modern counterparts of Telemachus, Ulysses Odysseus , and Penelope, respectively, and the events of the novel loosely parallel the major events in Odysseus s journey home after the Trojan War. Blue Denim Press The Ulysses Man Martin James is a true Canadian Born overseas, he is beset by trials and tribulations while growing up Against the odds, he escapes from his violence wracked homeland only to find everything he holds dear in North America jeopardized as he tries to keep his personal and professional life intact. Analysis of Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson Put simply, Ulysses is a man of adventure The poem focuses on whether he could ever tolerate a simple, traditional home life Instead, he imagines life on the open seas, the perils of his adventures, and the chances to demonstrate his bravery. Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Poetry Foundation By Alfred, Lord Tennyson More than any other Victorian writer, Tennyson has seemed the embodiment of his age, both to his contemporaries and to modern readers In his own day he was said to be with Queen Victoria and Gladstone one of the three most famous living persons, a reputation no
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      • Shane Joseph

        Shane Joseph is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers in Toronto, Canada He began writing as a teenager living in Sri Lanka and has never stopped Redemption in Paradise, his first novel, was published in 2004 and his first short story collection, Fringe Dwellers, in 2008 His novel, After the Flood, a dystopian epic set in the aftermath of global warming, was released in November 2009, and won the Canadian Christian Writers award for best Futuristic Fantasy novel in 2010 His story collection, Paradise Revisited, was shortlisted for the ReLit Award His latest novel, In the Shadow of the Conquistador, was released in the fall of 2015 and his latest story collection, Crossing Limbo, in 2017 His short stories and articles have appeared in several Canadian anthologies and in literary journals around the world His blog at shanejoseph is widely syndicated.His career stints include stage and radio actor, pop musician, encyclopaedia salesman, lathe machine operator, airline executive, travel agency manager, vice president of a global financial services company, software services salesperson, publishing editor, project manager and management consultant.Self taught, with four degrees under his belt obtained through distance education, Shane is an avid traveller and has visited one country for every year of his life and lived in four of them He fondly recalls incidents during his travels as real lessons he could never have learned in school husky riding in Finland with no training, trekking the Inca Trail in Peru through an unending rainstorm, hitch hiking in Australia without a map, escaping a wild elephant in Zambia, and being stranded without money in Denmark, are some of his memories.After immigrating twice , raising a family, building a career, and experiencing life s many highs and lows, Shane has carved out a niche in Cobourg, Ontario with his wife Sarah, where he continues to work, write, and play in a rock band.Shane Joseph, believes in the gift of second chances He feels that he has lived many lives in just a single lifetime, always starting from scratch with only the lessons from the past to draw upon His novels and stories reflect the redemptive power of acceptance and forgiveness.


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    1. Reviewed by Waheed Rabbani from and Advance Review CopyShane Joseph has done it again In his latest novel, The Ulysses Man, he has not only penned a blockbuster plot but also managed to again foreshadow the theme of a new novel by another bestselling author Close to the publication of his previous novel, After the Flood a futuristic tale of the world following a cataclysmic event another novel, The Year of the Flood, with a similar premise was brought out by a notable author, Margaret Atwood Sim [...]


    2. The Ulysses Man is , much , than another immigrant novel as the author modestly refers to it in his acknowledgements The typical immigrant novel assumes the act of immigration is that of the protagonist, somehow a historical and virtually unique However, Shane Joseph tells the story of Martin James, the protagonist and the Ulysses Man of the title, against the shadow of a little known historical background the thousands of years of invasion, conquest, colonisation, revolution, civil war and migr [...]


    3. Every immigrant is first an emigrant, and the process of uprooting from one s native country leaves an empty place in the heart Over time it hurts less But it s always there, like the gap left by a newly extracted tooth, irresistible to the probing tongue Hence the immigrant s perpetual question where, really, is home Martin James, the central character in Shane Joseph s The Ulysses Man, is as much a refugee as an immigrant, driven from his native Sri Lanka by the apparent impossibility of build [...]


    4. Refugees and migrants are everywhere in the news these days 9,000 minors fled Honduras in 2015 so far Daily we are confronted by stories of young Syrians escaping war by overcrowded boat across the Mediterranean, a journey that has cost the lives of thousands As we in privileged nations in Europe and North America struggle to come to terms with the human rights issues involved we need to remember that people, if they are desperate enough, will find ways in spite of the risks Shane Joseph s novel [...]


    5. Shane Joseph s The Ulysses Man follows Martin James from his childhood in the turmoil of Sri Lanka through many years of his adult life there and in Canada as he relentlessly pursues a better life It s a rollercoaster story of successes and failures, personally and professionally, as he struggles to find a place he can call home in all the manifestations of that term The Ulysses Man is a compelling and emotionally engaging story told by a skilled author who does not shy away from the unpleasant [...]


    6. Martin James is an immigrant story, but than that it is a life affirming tale.His early years in Sri Lanka were dismal, at times horrific, as he and his family suffered through a marginalized existence as colonial Burghers Tough to read.When he gets to Canada, where he adjusts surprisingly well, he still has problems, just different ones Often referred to as the Ulysses Man, because he just keeps coming back, Martin believes that there is no other choice but to come back Inspiring.While this fe [...]


    7. In The Ulysses Man, Shane Joseph uses the analogy of the wanderings of Ulysses in Homer s Odyssey with his main character, Martin James wanderings to find home Therein lies the crux of Joseph s novel Everyone immigrant, native country person, constant traveler is on a journey to find their home, whether physical, emotional and spiritual The Ulysses Man so eloquently narrates this theme and its ups and downs, because with each of Martin James situations the reader can identify personally Even Mar [...]


    8. We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.T S EliotShane Josephs recent novel The Ulysses Man enables the reader to respond to their place of origin, recognize it for the first time and conclude that home is not geographically or culturally determined Home is a given place of acceptance and love, a resting place, where the soul is refreshed for its journey of discovery Martin James recognizes thi [...]


    9. Turning what began as a collection of short stories into a novel is no mean feat With Ulysses Man, Shane Joseph has not only accomplished the seemingly impossible, but finessed it so finely that the reader doesn t even notice.The success of the book lies in the unwavering determination of the principle character, Martin to make it no matter what stage in life he finds himself in, or what circumstances he has been tossed into The canvass is huge early life in civil worn torn Sri Lanka, Fighting t [...]


    10. Shane Joseph s latest novel Ulysses Man is filled with suspense The reader follows the hero back and forth between Sri Lanka and Canada Will Martin James escape his troubled family in chaotic Colombo Will his illegal entry into Canada be foiled Will he learn to fit into a completely different culture Will he win the beautiful, rich Virginia Will their marriage survive her depression and his infidelity These and other questions keep the tightly woven plot moving along, and the reader turning page [...]


    11. I liked The Ulysses Man, the novel that Shane Joseph has written to sustain his identity in Canada Readers get a close look at the Sri Lankan environment where the author grew up as well as his struggles to settle in Canada His journeys, setbacks, and quest for identity mirror the mythical hero Ulysses adventures I had no idea that Shane knew so much about investing in real estate, something I also dabbled into in the late 80s The cover is striking with the shoe shining as if a Sri Lankan bootbl [...]


    12. Just finished this book and released a load of pent up emotions that had welled up inside Hugely insightful of life in a former colony, Shane s imagery of life in Lanka rings true I walked away liking to believe that the unsaid would describe a happier, contented time in James life He deserves it.One of those books where you feel the mud between your toes and the grass beneath your feet while lost in the pages An adequate amount of pathos without dwelling too much on the miseries of life A super [...]



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