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Title:
James Joyce : a literary reference
Author:
Fargnoli, A. Nicholas.
Edition:
First Carroll and Graf paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Carroll & Graf, 2003.

©2001
Physical Description:
xviii, 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
General Note:
"A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book".
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786712311
Format :
Book

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Central Library PR6019.O9 Z6336 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Veteran Joyce scholar and author A. Nicholas Fargnoli traces both the odyssey of Joyce's roaming life and the creative evolution of his work in this copiously illustrated, information-packed biographic reference. James Joyce was born in 1882 in Dublin, Ireland, a country that still only begrudgingly recognizes his artistic brilliance. Although for more than half his life he lived in Europe in self-exile, his canon-breaking works never ceased to revolve around the city of his birth--no matter how uncensored his portraits, how ambitious his literary experiments, or outre his linguistic games. As a writer, Joyce had mastered the English language in his early books, Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, celebrated it in the notoriously banned Ulysses, and, some claim, finally tried to explode it in Finnegans Wake. Despite a rootless life spent sometimes in near-poverty, Joyce retained his inherent Irishness and absorbed everything from the foreign environments around him. An in-depth portrait of this truly amazing artist is covered here in an engaging array of excerpts from letters, reminiscences, book reviews, court papers, and manuscripts.


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