The reporter, like Ulysses, travels the globe and returns to his people.
Ernst even sought to find out how Ulysses might play in Peoria (not well, if the returned survey is any indication).
No one would argue that, from a literary perspective, Fifty Shades of Grey is the next Ulysses.
The Roman name of the Greek hero Odysseus.
Note: The Irish author James Joyce adopted the name for the title of his masterpiece of the early twentieth century, which is, in part, a retelling of the myth of Odysseus.