James Joyce (biography)

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James Joyce by Richard Ellmann was published in 1959 (a revised edition was released in 1982). 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 informs an understanding of this author's complex works.


  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.