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    James Joyce, the twentieth century’s most influential novelist, was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882. The oldest of ten children, he grew up in a family that went from prosperity to penury because of his father’s wastrel behavior. After receiving a rigorous Jesuit education, twenty-year-old Joyce renounced his Catholicism and left Dublin in 1902 to spend most of his life as a writer in exile in Paris, Trieste, Rome, and Zurich. On one trip back to Ireland, he fell in love with the now famous Nora Barnacle on June 16, the day he later chose as “Bloomsday” in his novel Ulysses. Nara was an uneducated Galway girl who became his lifelong companion an the mother of his two children. In debt and drinking heavily, Joyce lived for thirty-six years on the Continent, supporting himself first by teaching jobs, then trough the patronage of Mrs. Harold McCormick (Edith Rockerfeller) and the English feminist and editor Harriet Shaw Weaver. His writings include Chamber Music (1907), Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Exiles (1918), Ulysses (1922), Pomes Penyeach (1927), Finnegan's Wake (1939), and an early draft of A Portrait of a Young Man, Stephan Hero (1944). Ulysses required seven years to complete, and his masterpiece, Finnegan's Wake,took seventeen. Both works revolutionized the form, structure, and content of the novel. Joyce died in Zurich in 1941.
    (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

    The most famous day in literature is June 16, 1904, when a certain Mr. Leopold Bloom of Dublin eats a kidney for breakfast, attends a funeral, admires a girl on the beach, contemplates his wife’s imminent adultery, and, late at night, befriends a drunken young poet in the city’s red-light district.

    An earthy story, a virtuoso technical display, and a literary revolution all rolled into one, James Joyce’sUlysses is a touchstone of our modernity and one of the towering achievements of the human mind.

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    ISBN 9780679455134
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 1076
    Publisher Date 1997-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Everymans Library
    Copyright Year 1997
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 2.0 in
    Unit weight 2.15 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Everyman's Library, 100
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Joyce, James

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