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James Joyce Audiobook

James Joyce: Revised Edition

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Publisher's Summary

Richard Ellmann has revised and expanded his definitive work on Joyce's life to include newly discovered primary material, including details of a failed love affair, a limerick about Samuel Beckett, a dream notebook, previously unknown letters, and much more.

©1982 Richard Ellman (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    This exhaustive study of Joyce's life was wonderful to listen to, insightful & well worth it. The narrator does a good job of keeping the reading interested & the narrative is easy to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 11-18-14
    Stephen 11-18-14

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    "Rejoice, don't wallow"

    My followers might have fine time as much as I, for tis not particularly cerebral but rather personal and sympathetic look at life interests of Joyce giving the impression that he was quite a stoic.
    The narrator had a sort of rhymthic stop-and-go reading style initially I wasn't much sure would be well-regarded over so many hours yet surprisingly found it easy on the ear overall.

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    Marta D'Agord 03-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hearing with Audible the 37 hours of Joyce's Bio"
    Would you consider the audio edition of James Joyce to be better than the print version?

    Yes if the reader like to walk with hearing phones.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration of the meeting between Proust and Joyce.


    Have you listened to any of John Keating’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. It make me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Ronan
    1/10/15
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    "Ellman breaths life into JJ"

    great to know more about She the penman. A true genius and life brilliantly told and narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Garry
    Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
    3/18/16
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    "Brilliant Biography, slightly odd reading."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of James Joyce?

    Joyce meeting Proust and both complaining about their health.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He has no legato, so he .......puts in .....strange........pauses. Some strangled French and Italian to boot.


    Any additional comments?

    Despite the slightly odd reading (which is perfectly acceptable) this remains a truly remarkable biography. Every page is fascinating and the advantage over Gordon Bowker's fine effort (also recommended) is the analysis of the works and the sheer breadth of the research and scholarship. A monumental achievement.

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