Re Joyce

Re Joyce

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A great and inventive writer enjoys himself immensely in discussing and explaining perhaps the most inventive and important writer of the twentieth century. Vigorous, humorous, and perceptive, Anthony Burgess's commentary is an excellent introduction and a valuable companion to reading Joyce.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 20mm | 291g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0393004457
  • 9780393004458
  • 95,637

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My book does not pretend to scholarship, only to a desire to help the average reader who wants to know Joyce's work but has been scared off by the professors. The appearance of difficulty is part of Joyce's big joke; the profundities are always expressed in good round Dublin terms; Joyce's heroes are humble men.
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Review quote

"Burgess has written a study of the most brilliant and humane of twentieth-century humanists." -- Philip Toynbee - The Observer "Recognizing the coming and cosmic in Joyce, [Burgess] proceeds with his self-imposed task of unraveling meaning by scrutinizing the layers of a mind that was encyclopedic in dimension. . . . He has defined the perimeter of Joyce's adventure in both Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. . . . It took Burgess to place Joyce's satire in its proper orbit." -- Saturday Review
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About Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) is the author of many works, including The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, and Re Joyce. A Clockwork Orange is one of the "100 best novels" of both Time magazine and Modern Library and is on David Bowie's Book List.
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517 ratings
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