James Joyce Summary
Richard Ellmann

Everything you need to understand or teach James Joyce by Richard Ellmann.

  • 7 Biographies
  • 6 Student Essays
  • 19 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more
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James Joyce Overview

Step into the life of James Joyce in this expansive biography of famous Irish modernist author and poet as Richard Ellmann utilizes first hand sources and interviews to create a human portrait of Joyce’s nature. Amongst the streets of Dublin, Paris, Zurich and Trieste Joyce’s life unfolds like a tableau as he writes the literature for which he becomes famous; Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Exiles, Ulysses and finally Fineggans Wake.

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Richard Ellmann Biographies (8)

13,855 words, approx. 47 pages
Biography EssayFew writers have as secure a claim to be the major figure of the modernist period in literary history as James Joyce, a position that he prepared himself for with diligence and commitme... Read more
1,793 words, approx. 6 pages
The fiction of the Irish author James Joyce (1882-1941) is characterized by experiments with language, symbolism, and use of the narrative techniques of interior monologue and stream of consciousness.... Read more
6,408 words, approx. 22 pages
James Joyce is a monument of modernism in literature. In the opening passage of his biography, James Joyce, Richard Ellmann aptly summarized the writer's impact on twentieth-century letters, "We are s... Read more
5,784 words, approx. 20 pages
James Joyce is generally regarded as this century's greatest prose stylist in English. The basis of this judgment is the extraordinary achievement of but three novels, A Portrait of the Artist as a Yo... Read more
3,121 words, approx. 11 pages
Considered by many critics as the major writer of the twentieth century, James Joyce is nonetheless a minor poet both in the quantity and quality of his verse. The second of the ten children of John a... Read more
12,853 words, approx. 43 pages
Few writers have as secure a claim to be the major figure of the modernist period in literary history as James Joyce, a position that he prepared himself for with diligence and commitment. During his ... Read more
14,179 words, approx. 48 pages
Rather than forging radically new means for fiction, the novels of James Joyce--A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922), and Finnegans Wake (1939)--as well as his single short-s... Read more
6,275 words, approx. 21 pages
In Literary Biography (1971), the inaugural lecture for his appointment as Goldsmith's Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, Richard Ellmann affectionately quotes James Joyce's descrip... Read more
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