By (author) David Pierce
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Reading Joyce by David Pierce
Book Description'Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake. The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would 'keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality, but it could also be claimed that the professors have served to distance Joyce from his audience, turning his writings into museum pieces, pored over and admired, but rarely touched. In this remarkable book, steeped in the learning gained from a lifetime's reading, David Pierce blends word, life and image to bring the works of one of the great modern writers within the reach of every reader. With a sharp eye for detail and an evident delight in the cadences of Joyce's work, Pierce proves a perfect companion, always careful and courteous, pausing to point out what might otherwise be missed. Like the best of critics, his suggestive readings constantly encourage the reader back to Joyce's own words. Beginning with Dubliners and closing with Finnegans Wake, Reading Joyce is full of insights that are original and illuminating, and Pierce succeeds in presenting Joyce as an author both more straightforward and infinitely more complex than we had perhaps imagined. T. S. Eliot wrote of Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, that it is 'a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape'. With David Pierce as a guide, the debt we owe to Joyce becomes clearer, and the need to flee is greatly reduced.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405840613
(236mm x 157mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Focusing on Joyce as an Irish and European writer, best understood in the context of other times and writers, including Virginia Woolf, this comparative study is organised in four parts: Joyce and History, Joyce and Language, Joyce and the City, and Joyce and the Contemporary World.
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Author Biography - David Pierce
David Pierce is the author of eleven books, three on James Joyce and three on W.B.Yeats. A former member of the Board of the International James Joyce Foundation, his books include James Joyce's Ireland; Yeats's Worlds: Ireland, England and the Poetic Imagination; Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader; Light, Freedom and Song: A Cultural History of Modern Irish Writing; and Joyce and Company. David, who lives in York, has also published a highly-regarded memoir entitled The Long Apprenticeship: A Writer's Memoir.
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