Richard Ellmann

Richard Ellmann


Born
in Highland Park, Michigan, The United States
March 15, 1918

Died
May 13, 1987

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Richard David Ellmann was a prominent American literary critic and biographer of the Irish writers James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats. Ellmann's James Joyce (1959), for which he won the National Book Award in 1960, is considered one of the most acclaimed literary biographies of the 20th century and the 1982 revised edition of the work was similarly recognised with the award of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. A liberal humanist, Ellmann's academic work generally focused on the major modernist writers of the twentieth century.

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Oscar Wilde

4.23 avg rating — 2,890 ratings — published 1987 — 19 editions
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James Joyce

4.31 avg rating — 2,134 ratings — published 1959 — 21 editions
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The Norton Anthology of Mod...

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Yeats: The Man and the Masks

4.06 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 1948 — 12 editions
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Ulysses on the Liffey

3.76 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1972 — 8 editions
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Modern Poems: An Introducti...

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4.19 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Four Dubliners: Wilde, Yeat...

3.85 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1986 — 13 editions
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The New Oxford Book of Amer...

4.16 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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The Trial of Oscar Wilde

3.55 avg rating — 20 ratings
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The Modern Tradition: Backg...

4.53 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1965 — 2 editions
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“Drift beautifully on the surface, and you will die unbeautifully in the depths.”
Richard Ellmann

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