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James Joyce: A Portrait Of The Artist

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Hardcover, 328 pages
Published by Davis-Poynter (first published January 1st 1987)
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Armin Hennig
Falls es das Ziel gewesen sein sollte, James Joyce als die wohl verkrachteste Künstlerexistenz des 20. Jahrhunderts darzustellen, dann verdient Gébler-Davies fünf Sterne. Seine Monographie ist eine Delikatesse für Katastrophentouristen und Autoren mit Minderwertigkeitskomplexen.
Zunächst nahm mich sein respektloser Ansatz eher für GD ein, zumal der Ulysses ein doch sehr ungleichwertiges Werk ist, dessen formale Innovationen ja schnell zur Pflichtleistung für die Autoren der nächsten und übernächs
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Andrew
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A 10p./15c. salvage from a local charity-shop clear-out! That the genius that was 'Jim' Joyce should be reduced to such posthumous squalor! This was my good read of the year so far with its concise but exhaustive survey,speckled with vulgarities & broad humour, which brought Joyce's troubled life & career to the blinding light! (that's a terrible pun that Jim might have enjoyed at his own expense - he was a terror for witty abuse!). Stan Gebler Davies loves his subject but pulls no punch ...more
Capili April
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book draws a human all-too-human picture of Joyce. It's mostly funny, appropriately sad too, and maybe a bit unkind in some places. While reading this, you'd probably internally sigh 'poor Stannie', 'poor Lucia', 'bravo Nora', 'bless you Ms Weaver', and 'thank you Joyce for persevering through it all'. Much shorter than Ellman's biography and should be supplemented by more recent research and scholarship--still a fine read nonetheless.
Marc
Nov 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
If you're interested in Joyce, forget this biography. It starts interesting, but after 1925 it became very boring. There's so much better stuff.
Jesse Broussard
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: classic, mediocre
I have to be missing something: why is this book a classic? It isn't bad, but it just seemed pointless.
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