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James Joyce

Chester G. Anderson


'An indispensible book to the Joycean' The Spectator


James Joyce remains a mysterious figure, and yet his books concern his own life: his friends, loves, and above all the city of Dublin.

Professor Chester Anderson here examines Joyce as one of the greatest modern writers, but also explores his life, visiting all the places where he lived and worked, and showing how closely all these biographical details are related to Joyce's four great books: Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake.

This unity of work and life is illuminated by passages quoted from these masterpieces and from Joyce's letters and other writings.

The fascinating photographs of Joyce, his family and his surroundings cover every phase of his life.

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'Short but comprehensive … fully illustrated, pleasant to handle, easy to read'
Irish Times

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 23.2 x 18.1 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Illustrations: 124

Publication date: 7 July 1986

ISBN: 9780500260180

About the Author

Chester G Andersen is an American academic specialising in both American and European literature.