Re Joyce

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1968 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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Arguing that "the appearance of difficulty is part of Joyce's big joke," Burgess provides a readable, accessible guide to the writings of James Joyce.
  

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

I will read and have read any biography I can find on James Joyce. He fascinates me, so when my library got a new (old) biography in, I was really excited. Once I got it, I realized the author wrote ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nathan "NR" Gaddis - Goodreads

"The appearance of difficulty is part of Joyce's big joke." --Burgess But I object to the characterization of Joyce's work as a "big joke." Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
11
THE STONES
15
SOLEMNISATIONS
17
INHERITANCES
27
A PARALYSED CITY
35
MARTYR AND MAZEMAKER
48
FREE FLIGHT
58
You POOR POET You
70
BULLOCKBEFRIENDERS
151
MEN INTO SWINE
157
HOME is THE SAILOR
165
THE BEDSIDE LABYRINTH
177
THE MANMADE MOUNTAIN
183
BIG NIGHT Music
185
BYGMESTER FINNEGAN
194
HERE COMES EVERYBODY
203

THE LABYRINTH
81
WAYS INTO THE LABYRINTH
83
TAKING OVER HOMER
88
TELEMACHUS
94
BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY
106
HELL WIND CANNIBALS
114
HE PROVES BY ALGEBRA
126
LABYRINTH AND FUGUE
133
FIREWORKS
142
ALP AND HER LETTER
209
BROTHERLY HATE
219
MACTATION OF THE HOST
230
SHAUN TO JAUN TO YAWN
239
BED AND RICORSO
253
IN THE END is THE WORD
264
INDEX
273
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About the author (1968)

Anthony Burgess was born in 1917 in Manchester, England. He studied language at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He had originally applied for a degree in music, but was unable to pass the entrance exams. Burgess considered himself a composer first, one who later turned to literature. Burgess' first novel, A Vision of Battlements (1964), was based on his experiences serving in the British Army. He is perhaps best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, which was later made into a movie by Stanley Kubrick. In addition to publishing several works of fiction, Burgess also published literary criticism and a linguistics primer. Some of his other titles include The Pianoplayers, This Man and Music, Enderby, The Kingdom of the Wicked, and Little Wilson and Big God. Burgess was living in Monaco when he died in 1993.

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