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I may not be the Jesus Christ I once fondly imagined myself, but I think I must have a talent for journalism.
Paperback, 360 pages
Published March 21st 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Dan
An interesting look into the journalism and academic writing of Joyce, which traces delightfully the author's progression in his aesthetic journey. A collection such as this would be expected to be dry in places, and whilst not every page is a joy to read, some texts slog, especially where original manuscript pages are missing.
Sean
The essays on James Clarence Mangan are brilliant.
Josh Brown
A hodgepodge of different styles and genres, though mostly political journalism and literary criticism. The latter were easier to understand without a really in depth knowledge of 1890's-1910's Irish politics. My favorite pieces were "the study of languages" and "Ireland; land of saints and sages."
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James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of s
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