The Portable James Joyce

The Portable James Joyce

James Joyce Harry Levin / Mar 30, 2020
The Portable James Joyce Four complete works A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man Dubliners Collected Poems including Chamber Music and Exiles James Joyce s only drama A generous sampling from Ulysses Selections from Fi
  • Title: The Portable James Joyce
  • Author: James Joyce Harry Levin
  • ISBN: 9780140150308
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Four complete works A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, Dubliners, Collected Poems including Chamber Music and Exiles, James Joyce s only drama A generous sampling from Ulysses Selections from Finnegans Wake including the famous Anna Livia Plurabelle episode A volume that makes Joyce easily available, in compact form, to peripatetic Joyceans Leon Edel
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        James Joyce, Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses 1922 and Finnegans Wake 1939 Joyce s technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions James Joyce was born in Dublin, on February 2, 1882, as the son of John Stanislaus Joyce, an impoverished gentleman, who had failed in a distillery business and tried all kinds of professions, including politics and tax collecting Joyce s mother, Mary Jane Murray, was ten years younger than her husband She was an accomplished pianist, whose life was dominated by the Roman Catholic Church In spite of their poverty, the family struggled to maintain a solid middle class facade.From the age of six Joyce, was educated by Jesuits at Clongowes Wood College, at Clane, and then at Belvedere College in Dublin 1893 97 In 1898 he entered the University College, Dublin Joyce s first publication was an essay on Ibsen s play When We Dead Awaken It appeared in the Fortnightly Review in 1900 At this time he also began writing lyric poems.After graduation in 1902 the twenty year old Joyce went to Paris, where he worked as a journalist, teacher and in other occupations under difficult financial conditions He spent a year in France, returning when a telegram arrived saying his mother was dying Not long after her death, Joyce was traveling again He left Dublin in 1904 with Nora Barnacle, a chambermaid who he married in 1931 Joyce published Dubliners in 1914, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in 1916, a play Exiles in 1918 and Ulysses in 1922 In 1907 Joyce had published a collection of poems, Chamber Music.At the outset of the First World War, Joyce moved with his family to Z rich In Z rich Joyce started to develop the early chapters of Ulysses, which was first published in France because of censorship troubles in the Great Britain and the United States, where the book became legally available only in 1933 In March 1923 Joyce started in Paris his second major work, Finnegans Wake, suffering at the same time chronic eye troubles caused by glaucoma The first segment of the novel appeared in Ford Madox Ford s transatlantic review in April 1924, as part of what Joyce called Work in Progress The final version was published in 1939.Some critics considered the work a masterpiece, though many readers found it incomprehensible After the fall of France in WWII, Joyce returned to Z rich, where he died on January 13, 1941, still disappointed with the reception of Finnegans Wake.


    1. Almost anyone who frequents a single used bookstore often enough to be familiar with the broad strokes of their inventory will probably agree with me, now that they come to think of it, that James Joyce seconded only by Charles Dickens, probably is one of the few authors whose books are always readily available in pristine, crisp, unmarked, unmolested, and, to the point, unread condition At Moe s Books here in Berkeley, California, not only do copies of his books abound in both the trade and po [...]

    2. James JoyceWhat can I say I would follow his words to the ends of heaven the rim of hell I would lose many of them along the way and have to circle back and gather them stuffing them in pockets, braiding them into my hair, feeding a few to the magpies and dropping others in the path of the erudite hoping they might trip over them and become confused.James Joyce.

    3. This is an anthology that I read various stories from for different classes I found out that Im not a huge fan of James Joyce.

    4. Dubliners in this editionDead ends in DublinEach portrait in Joyce s Dubliners is of a person either trapped by the customs and social structure of Dublin A Little Cloud, Clay, After the Race, Boarding House or struggling with his rarely her imagination to visualize a satisfactory life Araby, Dead, Grace In all cases the result is less than satisfactory, and several characters realize that leaving Dublin is essential to finding a different life Eveline, A Little Cloud, Dead However, a number ha [...]

    5. Well ain t that a bitch It won t let me change my shelves.Let s see Wow Joyce Hmm.Few can turn a phrase like him I love the way he plays with words and the ideas of words, but I can t say much else.I dig his poetry when it s accessible, but I feel a lot is too personal to be universal, or perhaps just held onto by him I had little actual experience reading Joyce and so this seemed a good start It sat around for a long while and I finally had nothing else on deck, but let s look at the specifics [...]

    6. I use this for performances The Dedham James Joyce RambleD Runners World interviewed me for an article coming out in the August issue or, coming out in AugustI don t know which on the Ramble is an event where runners run and readers read The guy who thought of it said Joyce is as exhausting mentally as a road race is to read.d then decided to combine the two It is a costumed late Victorian held in beautiful countryside and finishes at a Stately Country Home.with music and a picnic check it out

    7. Just picked up an old edition of this from 62 Damn those Viking books are durable, not like the crappy editions that are put out today Also, unlike today s paperbacks, they actually fit in your pocket.Now for the words the complete Dubliners and POTAaaYM alone makes it worth having The selections from Ulysses and Finnegan s Wake give you a taste which honestly, is enough for me of these works.

    8. No doubt that Joyce was talented, but his writing is just not for me I had to read parts of Ulysses, parts of The Dead, and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for a class that I loved in college, but his writing for me is hard to interpret.

    9. The entire volume is introduced briefly 16 pages each major work has a short preface as well Not surprisingly, such brevity omits the many interpretations of Joyce s works, and much background material But this is a good get your feet wet volume

    10. First I have to say I would of rather of had the entire books of each that is in this collection however, just to see his writing style and the opportunity to pick up on his use of words is quite rewarding Also the picture he paints of the past days of Europe is nifty.

    11. A good collection of his shorter works with snippets from the longer novels, though if you gonna read them, pony up and do it big, y all

    12. Had to use this for a text in grad school This is a lovely, portable selection on this writer s most popularly read selections

    13. Read All of Dubliners and Portrait Selections from Ulysses Circe, Sirens, Hades, Penelope Maybe Some poetry.

    14. Abbreviated, yes Expurgated, no I hesitated to violate my in depth reading of Joyce by taking in this adulterated text but actually found it to be quite good.

    15. I much prefer Joyce s short fiction to his longer works, but he s still a very important writer and I m glad I gave it a shot You should, too.

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