Re Joyce /
Anthony Burgess.
New York : Norton, 1968, c1965.
276 p. ; 20 cm. --
personal subject
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New York : Norton, 1968, c1965.
catalogue key
Includes index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Anthony Burgess died in 1993
Review Quotes
Burgess has written a study of the most brilliant and humane of twentieth-century humanists.
Recognizing the coming and cosmic in Joyce, [Burgess] proceeds with his self-imposed task of unraveling meaning by scrutinizing the layers of a mind that was encyclopedic in dimension. . . . He has defined the perimeter of Joyce's adventure in both Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake . . . . It took Burgess to place Joyce's satire in its proper orbit.
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Globe & Mail, June 2004
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My book does not pretend to scholarship, only to a desire to help the average reader who wants to know Joyce's work but has been scared off by the professors. The appearance of difficulty is part of Joyce's big joke; the profundities are always expressed in good round Dublin terms; Joyce's heroes are humble men.
Main Description
Arguing that "the appearance of difficulty is part of Joyce's big joke," Burgess provides a readable, accessible guide to the writings of James Joyce.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 11
The Stones
Solemnisationsp. 17
Inheritancesp. 27
A Paralysed Cityp. 35
Martyr and Maze-makerp. 48
Free Flightp. 58
'You Poor Poet, You!'p. 70
The Labyrinth
Ways into the Labyrinthp. 83
Taking over Homerp. 88
Telemachusp. 94
Beginning of the Journeyp. 106
Hell, Wind, Cannibalsp. 114
He Proves by Algebrap. 126
Labyrinth and Fuguep. 133
Fireworksp. 142
Bullockbefriendersp. 151
Men into Swinep. 157
Home is the Sailorp. 165
The Bedside Labyrinthp. 177
The Man-Made Mountain
Big Night Musicp. 185
Bygmester Finneganp. 194
Here Comes Everybodyp. 203
ALP and her Letterp. 209
Brotherly Hatep. 219
Mactation of the Hostp. 220
Shaun to Jaun to Yawnp. 239
Bed and Ricorsop. 253
In the End is the Wordp. 264
Indexp. 273
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