Item #236847 James Joyce : a Penguin Life (Penguin Lives #12). EDNA OBRIEN.

James Joyce : a Penguin Life (Penguin Lives #12)

A Kuooer / Viking Book, October 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #236847
ISBN: 0670882305

If one pairing of author and subject can, on its own, prove the unique merit of the Penguin Lives dynamic, it is Edna O'Brien writing on James Joyce. Of the great works of the twentieth century, his Ulysses stands alone as the groundbreaking, immeasurably influential masterpiece. Edna O'Brien, award-winning novelist and chronicler of Irish life in our day, approaches James Joyce as only a fellow countryman can in her beautiful, poetic rendering of his life. From his early days as the rambunctious Jesuit school student, one of ten children, through his flight to Europe and the success, love and despair he would experience there, to his final, frustrated days as "a poor old man in a long overcoat, an eyepatch and a stick, stones in his pocket to keep off marauding dogs, " O'Brien's deft, gentle, inciteful prose captures the essence of this troubled literary master.

(Five & 1/2-inch x Eight-inch) First/first (US) in dustjacket. Blue spine with silver lettering & pictorial boards. Tight Binding. Clean & sound.

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