One of the 20th century's greatest writers, James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882, and his native city is at the heart of his best-known books: Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and the short story collection Dubliners. His flowing, sometimes musical, often challenging prose has provoked and inspired generations of readers. He died in 1941.
Chamber Music (Illustrated)by James Joyce, Charles River Editors
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James Joyce (1882 – 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet who is widely considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark novel which perfected his stream of consciousness technique and combined nearly every literary device available in a modern re-telling of The Odyssey. Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters.
Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe did not extend beyond Dublin, and it is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; Ulysses in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of Ulysses he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, explaining, “For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal.”
This edition of Joyce’s Chamber Music is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of Joyce.
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Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- February 2, 1882
- Date of Death:
- January 13, 1941
- Place of Birth:
- Dublin, Ireland
- Place of Death:
- Zurich, Switzerland
- B.A., University College, Dublin, 1902
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