James Joyce (biography)

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James Joyce by Richard Ellmann was published in 1959 (a revised edition was released in 1982). It is widely accepted as a masterpiece of literary biography. Anthony Burgess was so impressed with the biographer's work that he claimed it to be "the greatest literary biography of the century".[1] It provides an intimate and detailed account of the life of Irish modernist James Joyce, which greatly informs an understanding of this author's complex works.

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  1. ^ Lorraine, Janzen Kooistra (Winter 1993). ""The Biography of the Century": Another Look at Richard Ellmann's "James Joyce"". Biography 16 (1): 31–45. Retrieved 21 September 2014.