James Joyce

James Joyce

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Richard Ellmann has revised and expanded his definitive work on Joyce's life to include newly discovered primary material, including details of a failed love affair, a limerick about Samuel Beckett, a dream notebook, previously unknown letters, and much more.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 52mm | 1,338.09g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • plates
  • 0195033817
  • 9780195033816
  • 95,502

Review quote

'major scholarly work ... a new bench-mark for biography as a major vehicle of literary scholarship' John Batchelor, British Book News, September 1993 `Perhaps the greatest literary biography ever written...Ellmann achieves a prodigious feat of scholarship, one even more comprehensive than (and as readable as) his recent life of Wilde.' ___Observer___ `wonderfullyintelligent, elated, always amusing.' Stephen Spender, ___Books___ ''Perhaps the greatest literary biography ever ... Ellmann achieves a prodigious feat of scholarship.' ___The Observer___ `One of the great critical biographies of our generation.'Guardian. `It is deeply erudite and tremendously comprehensive, but more than that, it is compellingly readable and beautifully written.' Times Literary Supplement. `a superlatively good biography of Joyce. It assembles, with a mastery Joyce himself would have admired, a great mass of published and unpublished testimony...It is informed by critical comment of high quality.' Frank Kermode, Observer.show more

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The fresh material deals with most aspects of Joyce's life: his writings and his attitude towards them, his experiences of love and desire, his domestic travails, his political views.show more

About Richard Ellmann

The late Richard Ellman was Goldsmiths' Professor of English at Oxford University. He was the author of many books, including a distinguished biography of Oscar Wilde, published posthumously.show more

Review Text

`a superlatively good biography of Joyce. It assembles, with a mastery Joyce himself would have admired, a great mass of published and unpublished testimony...It is informed by critical comment of high quality.' Frank Kermode, Observer.show more

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