One of Ireland’s best current novelists provides a thumbnail sketch of Ireland’s greatest writer. A passionate and sensuous portrait, James Joyce is a return to the land of politics, history, saints, and scholars that shaped the creator of the twentieth century’s groundbreaking novel Ulysses. O’Brien traces Joyce’s early days as a rambunctious young Jesuit student; his falling in love with a tall, red-haired Galway girl named Nora Barnacle on Bloomsday; and his exile to Trieste where he found success, love, and ultimately, despair. Joyce’s raucous life as well as his thoughtful commentary on his major writings are presented succinctly and masterfully for any Joyce lover to enjoy. O’Brien captures with simplicity the brilliance and complexity of this great master.
“It is swift, moving and brimming with the author’s enthusiasms and her well-earned affection for a difficult colleague.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
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About Edna O’Brien
Edna O’Brien is the internationally-acclaimed author of 18 books including Down by the River, The House of Splendid Isolation, Mother Ireland, The Country Girls Trilogy, and A Fanatic Heart (all available from Plume). Born and raised in Ireland, she lives… More about Edna O’Brien
Published by Random House Audio Dec 21, 1999| 360 Minutes| ISBN 9781415910580