The Cambridge Introduction To James Joyce by Eric BulsonThe Cambridge Introduction To James Joyce by Eric Bulson

The Cambridge Introduction To James Joyce

byEric Bulson

Paperback | September 25, 2006

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James Joyce has a reputation for being one of modern literature's most difficult writers. This introduction gives students the necessary tools they will need to get the most out of reading him. It provides the essential biographical information and situates his life and works in broader cultural, historical, and literary contexts. Students will also find detailed examinations of the major works including Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. In addition, Bulson lets students see how Joyce evolved as a writer. This introduction also provides a brief history of the critical reception of Joyce's life and works and explains what a variety of critical approaches can teach us. A guide to further reading has been included for those interested in consulting some of the more influential secondary works. This accessible and lively introduction gives students everything they will need to get started reading, understanding, and appreciating Joyce.
Eric Bulson is Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
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Title:The Cambridge Introduction To James JoyceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.35 inPublished:September 25, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521549655

ISBN - 13:9780521549653

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Table of Contents

1. Life; 2. Works; 3. Contexts and reception.

Editorial Reviews

"Bulson's slim volume may well be the single best short introduction to Joyce presently available."
-Brian Shaffer, Rhodes College, English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920