University of North Texas
The article discusses the novel "Ulysses" by the Irish author James Joyce, and argues that he used sonnets by the dramatist and poet William Shakespeare suggesting love triangles between the poet, a dark lady, and a young man as a model for the love triangle between the characters Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom, and Blazes Boylan. Joyce's interest in adultery as a literary theme is also touched on.
Burnham, M. (1990). "Dark lady and fair man": the love triangle in Shakespeare's sonnets and Ulysses. Studies In The Novel, 2243-56.