James Joyce--reflections of Ireland

James Joyce--reflections of Ireland

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Excerpts from Joyce's writings dealing with various locations in Ireland are accompanied by photographs of those places today

Blackwell North Amer
James Joyce told a friend, "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." At the age of twenty-two he left that city and, apart from three fleeting visits, he never lived there again. But Joyce's years of self-exile were passed in recalling, reimagining and reworking successive versions of his home town.
Obsessed with Dublin though he was, Joyce did turn his imagination to other parts of Ireland too, moving beyond Phoenix Park to the Clongowes Wood of his childhood, into the not-so-distant Wicklow Mountains, farther away to his wife's native Galway, and down to Cork, where his father came from.
Alain Le Garsmeur's camera has captured Joyce's world in all its living variety. The original and evocative images reflect extracts chosen by Bernard McCabe, extracts that display Joyce's quick-shifting ventriloquist's skills in slipping from voice to voice, the better to render a complex love-hate relationship with his chosen world.
Altogether this is a rich literary and visual feast for any Joyce-lover and for all lovers of the city and the country that James Joyce the exile never really left behind.

& Taylor

Excerpts from the Irish writer's works are accompanied by photographs, in a literary travelogue designed to introduce readers to Ireland from the perspective of James Joyce.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780025598959
Branch Call Number: 823x JOYCE JOYCE
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: McCabe, Bernard J.
Le Garsmeur, Alain
Alternative Title: Reflections of Ireland


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