David Pierce has taught, read, and written about modern literature and Irish writing for more than thirty years. He is on the Board of the International James Joyce Foundation, is reviews editor for estudiosirlandeses.org, an internet journal devoted to Irish Studies, and the author of W.B.Yeats State of the Art (Bristol Classical Press,1989); James Joyce's Ireland (Yale University Press, 1992); Yeats's Worlds: Ireland, England and the Poetic Imagination (Yale University Press, 1995); W.B.Yeats Critical Assessments 4 vols (Helm Information, 2000); Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader (Cork University Press, 2001); Light, Freedom and Song: A Cultural History of Modern Irish Writing (Yale University Press, 2005); and Reading Joyce (Longman, 2008). He is co-author with Mary Eagleton of Attitudes to Class in the English Novel (Thames and Hudson, 1979), and co-editor with Peter de Voogd of Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism (Rodopi, 1996). Now retired, David lives in York, UK.
A comparative study focusing on Joyce as an Irish and European writer, best understood in the context of other times and writers, including Virginia Woolf.
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