Chamber Music

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Cape, 1954 - Poetry - 236 pages
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User Review  - Abeer - Goodreads

I was going to give this 3 stars but the last poems, as last poems generally do, softened my heart. This was my first encounter with the poetry of James Joyce, it was sweet and soft and romantic, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Poe Wilson - Goodreads

Real rating: 8/10 Exquisitely written the lament of love held within its lines steal a glance at hearts divine. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
the texts of Chamber Music
21
NOTES TO THE POEMS
181
Copyright

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About the author (1954)

James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland, into a large Catholic family. Joyce was a very good pupil, studying poetics, languages, and philosophy at Clongowes Wood College, Belvedere College, and the Royal University in Dublin. Joyce taught school in Dalkey, Ireland, before marrying in 1904. Joyce lived in Zurich and Triest, teaching languages at Berlitz schools, and then settled in Paris in 1920 where he figured prominently in the Parisian literary scene, as witnessed by Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. Joyce's collection of fine short stories, Dubliners, was published in 1914, to critical acclaim. Joyce's major works include A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Stephen Hero. Ulysses, published in 1922, is considered one of the greatest English novels of the 20th century. The book simply chronicles one day in the fictional life of Leopold Bloom, but it introduces stream of consciousness as a literary method and broaches many subjects controversial to its day. As avant-garde as Ulysses was, Finnegans Wake is even more challenging to the reader as an important modernist work. Joyce died just two years after its publication, in 1941.

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