Terence Killeen is Research Scholar at the James Joyce Centre, Dublin. He has published in the James Joyce Quarterly, the James Joyce Literary Supplement and the Joyce Studies Annual. A former journalist with the Irish Times, he continues to write on Joyce-related matters for the newspaper. He is a former trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation. His most recent publication is an essay on Joyce's early A Portrait of the Artist in the volume Joyce's Non-Fiction Writings. He has taught Finnegans Wake for many years at seminars at the Dublin James Joyce Summer School and the Trieste Joyce Summer School. He has also lectured at both schools, at the James Joyce Centre, at Trinity College Dublin at various International and North America James Joyce Symposiums and at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris.
Killeen's impulse is to create a commentary on Ulysses that opens the book for anyone to read. He writes clearly; his companion to Ulysses makes the book easier to follow without simplifying anything. His book is not his own insistent interpretation of Ulysses; rather, it is a guide for others that is systematic and supremely helpful. Each reader will have different moments when Ulysses Unbound becomes essential ... it comes to our aid most practically and succinctly. -- Colm Toibin Striking a balance between adequate explication and merciful concision, Killeen's considered, low-key style has already proven illuminating for both academic and general readers. -- Emer Nolan * Times Literary Supplement *