Synopses & Reviews
“Pindar has skillfully made the process of understanding the complex relationship between Joyce’s life and work ‘funagain.’”—The Times Literary Supplement
This acclaimed biography, with an introduction by Terry Eagleton, tells the story of James Joyce rejecting his country and his religion, but going on to carefully recreate the Dublin of his youth in his fiction.
James Joyce (1882-1941) was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. As a young man, he rejected his country and its religion, but went on to carefully recreate the Dublin of his youth in his fiction. Ulysses was banned in Britain and the United States, but has since been recognized as a masterpiece that revolutionized the modern novel. Despite his failing eyesight and domestic worries, Joyce's last book, Finnegans Wake, is a celebration of the great human comedy in which each of us has a part.
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As a young man, James Joyce rejected his country and its religion, but went on to recreate the Dublin of his youth in his fiction. Ulysses was initially banned in the US, but has since been recognised as a masterpiece.
About the Author
Ian Pindar is a writer and critic. His translation (with Paul Sutton) of Felix Guattari's The Three Ecologies appeared in 2000 and he is one of the poets featured in New Poetries III (Carcanet 2002).