Bernard Benstock

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Bernard Benstock
Born 1930
Died July 14, 1994
Egremont, Massachusetts
Occupation literary critic and English professor
Literary movement Irish literature, Modernism

Bernard Benstock (1930 – July 14, 1994) was a literary critic and a professor of English at the University of Miami. He was an authority on British mystery writers, and Irish writers Seán O'Casey and James Joyce. He was editor of the "James Joyce Literary Supplement" and a co-founder of the International James Joyce Foundation, of which he was president for eight years.[1] He died on July 14, 1994 at the age of 64, in Egremont, Massachusetts.

Bernard Bernstock's wife donated a large stock of documents to the "Roberto Ruffilli Library", in Forlì (Italy).

Major works[edit]

  • Benstock, Bernard (1965). Joyce-Again's Wake: An Analysis of Finnegans Wake. University of Washington Press. ASIN B0000CNAPA. 
  • Benstock, Bernard (1971). Sean O'Casey (Irish Writers). Associated Univ Pr. ISBN 0-8387-7618-3. 
  • Benstock, Bernard (1976). Paycocks and others: Sean O'Casey's world. Barnes & Noble Books. ISBN 0-06-490363-X. 
  • Approaches to Joyce's Portrait: Ten Essays (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1976)
  • Benstock, Bernard (1977). James Joyce: The undiscover'd country. Barnes & Noble Books. ISBN 0-06-493278-8.  [2]
  • Benstock, Bernard; Shari (1980). Who's He When He's At Home: A James Joyce Directory. University of Illinois Press. ASIN B000OQ89EE. 
  • Benstock, Bernard (1985). Art in crime writing: Essays on detective fiction. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-05397-5. 
  • Benstock, Bernard (1989). British Mystery and Thriller Writers Since 1940: First Series (Dictionary of Literary Biography). Gale Cengage. ISBN 0-8103-4565-X. 
  • Benstock, Bernard (1993). Narrative Con/Texts in Dubliners. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-02058-8. 


  1. ^ "Bernard Benstock, English Professor, 64". New York Times. July 21, 1994. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Goldman, Arnold. "Review: James Joyce: the undiscover'd Country by Bernard Benstock". The English Department, Florida State University. 

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