The author of such classics as Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and more, James Joyce is regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time. Known for his experimental use of language, Joyce endured controversy surrounding much of his work, including one of the most famous censorship trials in history.
Critical Companion to James Joyce examines this groundbreaking Irish novelist by exploring his work and influences, including family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances, as well as important places where he lived and worked. In this single-volume reference, admirers, general readers, and lovers of literature will discover hundreds of entries covering every aspect of Joyce's life and work.
Additional features include:
- A detailed discussion of Joyce's life
- Synopses and critical examinations of Joyce's published works, with extensive analyses of the major fiction titles, including Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake
- Profiles of significant members of Joyce's family and social circle, as well as the places where he lived and worked
- Discussions of the major intellectual and literary influences on Joyce, topics and themes in his work, and subjects important to the study of Joyce
- Accounts of legal battles involving Joyce's works, including coverage of one of the most famous censorship trials in history.
Critical Companion to James Joyce will guide readers through Joyce's fascinating life and work.
- A chronology
- Bibliographies of primary and secondary sources
- A working outline of Finnegans Wake
- The Ulysses schema
- and more.