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James Joyce : a passionate exile

Author: John McCourt
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [©1999]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st U.S. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"James Joyce: A Passionate Exile is a new account of the life, times and writings of the twentieth century's most distinguished novelist. Combining words with an extraordinary collection of contemporary photographs and other images, it depicts his family's fall from riches to rags and his experience of growing up in late nineteenth century Dublin.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Portraits
Named Person: James Joyce; James Joyce; James Joyce
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John McCourt
ISBN: 0312269412 9780312269418
OCLC Number: 46476039
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: FOREWORD 6 --
INTRODUCTION 7 --
1 'DEAR DIRTY DUBLIN' 11 --
2 'AND TRIESTE AH TRIESTE!' 42 --
3 REFUGEES IN ZURICH 72 --
4 AUTUMN IN PARIS 86 --
INDEX 111.
Responsibility: John McCourt.
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"James Joyce: A Passionate Exile is a new account of the life, times and writings of the twentieth century's most distinguished novelist. Combining words with an extraordinary collection of contemporary photographs and other images, it depicts his family's fall from riches to rags and his experience of growing up in late nineteenth century Dublin.

Author and Joyce scholar John McCourt also examines Joyce's relationship with his life-long partner, Nora Barnacle, and casts new light on their 40-year voluntary exile in Europe, first in the cosmopolitan Adriatic port of Trieste, then in lively wartime Zurich and finally in Paris, the artistic centre of the world in the 1920s and 30s."

"Exile from Ireland was a necessary condition for Joyce to forge in the smithy of his soul the uncreated conscience of his race in his magnificent short story collection Dubliners, in his intense bildungsroman A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and in his modern epic Ulysses."--Jacket.

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