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.
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.
Fictional characters in narrative
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.
Yes if the reader like to walk with hearing phones.
The narration of the meeting between Proust and Joyce.
Yes. It make me laugh.
"Ellman breaths life into JJ"
great to know more about She the penman. A true genius and life brilliantly told and narrated.
"Brilliant Biography, slightly odd reading."
Joyce meeting Proust and both complaining about their health.
He has no legato, so he .......puts in .....strange........pauses. Some strangled French and Italian to boot.
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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