Ulysses was written by the Irish writer James Joyce and is considered to be a modernist novel. The novel was serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 - December 1920. It was then published in its total in Paris by Sylvia Beach in February 1922. The novel has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement" and is widely considered to be one of the most important works of Modernist literature. "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking." Though, advocates of Ulysses such as Anthony Burgess have said the book is "inimitable, and also possibly mad".