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The Cambridge Introduction to James Joyce (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)by Eric Bulson
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James Joyce has a reputation for being one of modern literature's most difficult writers. This introduction gives students the necessary tools they will need to get the most out of reading him. It provides the essential biographical information and situates his life and works in broader cultural, historical, and literary contexts. Students will also find detailed examinations of the major works including Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. In addition, Bulson lets students see how Joyce evolved as a writer. This introduction also provides a brief history of the critical reception of Joyce's life and works and explains what a variety of critical approaches can teach us. A guide to further reading has been included for those interested in consulting some of the more influential secondary works. This accessible and lively introduction gives students everything they will need to get started reading, understanding, and appreciating Joyce.
This introduction provides the essential facts about Joyce's life and works, and explains the contexts in which he was writing. All Joyce's major works, including Ulysses, Finnegans Wake and Dubliners are covered, with a guide to further reading. Students will find this an accessible introduction to understanding and enjoying Joyce.
James Joyce is one of modern literature's most important authors, yet those coming to his work for the first time often find it difficult to grapple with. This introduction provides all the essential facts about Joyce's life and works, and explains the contexts in which he was writing. All Joyce's major works, including Ulysses, Finnegans Wake and Dubliners are covered, and Bulson gives many suggestions for further exploration. A guide to further reading is included. Students will find this an accessible introduction to understanding and enjoying Joyce.
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Gives students the necessary tools they will need to get the most out of reading Joyce, one of modern literature's most difficult writers.
Introduces students to the essential facts they need to study the works, life, context and critical reception of Joyce.
Table of Contents
1. Life; 2. Works; 3. Contexts and reception.
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