First published in 1957, this book explores what remained of Joyce’s background, not only in Ireland but in those cities abroad where his books were written. With the co-operation of those who knew the author, including his brother, much new material was brought together to shed new light on Joyce’s life, character and methods of writing. The author traces Joyce, and his writings, from his beginnings in Ireland, through Zürich, London and Paris, to his difficult final year at Vichy in 1940. Previously unpublished letters illustrate his relationships with important figures of the period like Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and H.G. Wells. This title will be of interest to student of literature.
Table of Contents
Introduction; I. Cork—Dublin 1882-1898 II. University College 1899-1902 III. Paris—Sandycove 1902-1904 IV. Trieste—Rome—Dublin 1904-1912 V. Zürich—Trieste— Zürich 1904-1919 VI. London (The Literary Background) 1914-1919 VII. Paris 1920-1922 VIII. Work in Progress 1922-1928 IX. En Vacances X. London— Zürich—Paris 1931-1938 XI. Paris—Vichy— Zürich 1939-1941 XII. Finnegan’s Wake; Appendices; Further Notes; Index