I’ve received several questions about which edition of Ulysses I’m recommending for our group. The answer – pick what works for you. I can tell you that I’ll be using the 1961 Vintage Books edition (pictured left). However, don’t feel obligated to hunt down the same one. Thrift and guilt are the only reasons I’m using it. I made my well-intentioned purchase years ago at a used bookstore, and I don’t feel like spending money on a prettier edition. Additionally, I feel a strange sense of obligation to this old, perhaps never before read copy. Someone’s got to give it a chance to fulfill its purpose in this world. Maybe it will even sprout wings and ascend to the heavens when I finish the last page, or maybe it will simply be content to return to its familiar, dusty spot on my bookshelf.