A revealing new biography--the first in more than fifty years--of one of the twentieth-century's towering literary figures -- James Joyce, author of "Ulysses."
Gordon Bowker draws on material recently come to light and reconsiders the two signal works produced about Joyce's life--Herbert Gorman's authorized biography of 1939 and Richard Ellman's tome of 1959. By binding together more intimately than has ever before been attempted the life and work of this singular artist, Gordon Bowker here gives us a masterful, fresh, eminently readable contribution to our understanding, both of Joyce's personality and of the monumental opus he created. --from publisher description
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Past imperfect, 1800-1882
The dawn of consciousness, 1882-1888
Willingly to school, 1888-1893
Belvedere: in the arms of the Jesuits, 1893-1898
Cultivating `the enigma of a manner', 1898-1899
Making a reputation, 1900-1902
An uncertain future, 1902
`Sinister genius', 1902-1903
A death in the family, 1903-1904
Birds of passage, 1904-1905
At a crossroads, 1905-1906
The conception of Ulysses, 1906-1907
Going freelance in Trieste, 1907-1909
The exile's return, 1909-1910
Portrait of the artist in retrospect, 1910-1912
A portrait completed; a masterpiece begun, 1912-15
The exile in exile, 1915-1917
The coming forth by day of Leopold Bloom, 1917-1918
Earthly trials, 1918
Settling scores and moving on, 1918-1920
Ulysses: inside the dismal labyrinth, 1920-1921
An eventful labour, 1921-1922
Ulysses: birth and afterbirth, 1922-1924
A conspiracy of concealment, 1924-1926
Fending off the pirates and envisioning the invisible, 1927-1928
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