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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (987 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Joyce Narrator: Emma Hignett Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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A celebration of the work of one of the most influential writers in the modernist avart-garde of the early 20th century. Includes readings from Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Finnegans Wake, and Ulysses.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Martin | 2/10/2014

    " A really good bio of Joyce. It goes to the trouble of pointing out little details from his life that make it into his works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Windofmehregan | 2/10/2014

    " all the things, i wane know about joyce, step by step,.. getting closer to james joyce! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 2/8/2014

    " Read it. Then read Joyce. Then rejoice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/6/2014

    " The best biography ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonfaith | 2/3/2014

    " Previous training and hubris allowed me to waltz into the Joycean buzzsaw completely blind. That summer of 1994 I was recovering from knee surgery, catching a bad relationship in the solar plexus and discovering the World Cup. This tome was such a wellspring of delight during the hot, heady, and hobbled days of that summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorn Barger | 1/17/2014

    " much more flawed than They say "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 1/1/2014

    " Those who have read all of Joyce and want more insight into the author, this will be interesting. To those who haven't read Joyce: read Joyce, not about him. Understand that I am not a great fan of biography in general. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni | 12/29/2013

    " The definitive bio on Jimmy. Brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 12/21/2013

    " Fascinating book about a true individual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bruce | 12/18/2013

    " if you are a joyce fan this is a must "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 11/25/2013

    " Wow! Ellmann's thorough research shows how deeply loves his subject and his works. A great biography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/20/2013

    " Extensive account of the life of Joyce, which is scholarly but also very readable. The author's respect for the writer is evident throughout, but he remains objective at all times. There is good insight into the major works, and detail about other great literary figures of the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 11/4/2013

    " All of the artist, none of the art. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Shilstone | 9/22/2013

    " About as good as a biography can get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/18/2013

    " such a good book, don't even think about reading ulysses without reading this first "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed Smiley | 8/7/2013

    " This is a really fine bio. I'll do more of a review on this later on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/3/2013

    " excellent in-depth exploration of joyce's life. sometimes a bit too dramatic, but extremely effective. no joyce scholar should be without a copy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 7/25/2013

    " An 850-paged biography on James Joyce is not a pleasure read. But as far as 850-page biographies go, it's well written and informative and engaging at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/7/2013

    " The complete edition on the man. Felt like crying when he died. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/10/2013

    " Very thorough, informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Hernacki | 12/23/2012

    " I have read that which Joyce said would be necessary to read his books, namely his life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Phetteplace | 12/6/2012

    " good biography, provides a lot of insight into his (highly-autobiographical) works. Probably unnecessary for people who don't really love Joyce though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Hartigan | 9/4/2012

    " This is easily the best biography I've ever read; it reads like a great novel. In the end, you are saddened by Joyce's death while at the same time inspired by the passion he had for his art, his convictions, those he loved, and his way of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriel Thy | 6/8/2012

    " A decent biography of the writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtis Woodford | 5/9/2012

    " Great book for joyceophiles, probably uninteresting for anyone else. It deserves its reputation as one of the best literary biographies out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane Ryan Bailey | 4/27/2012

    " The ultimate (and best) biography on one of the most important English-language authors of all time. If you want a shorter and more light-weight biography on Joyce, then turn to the 1999 biography written Edna O'Brien. If you want a comprehensive biography on Joyce, then read this one by Ellmann. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cody | 1/27/2012

    " The best literary biography I've ever read, regardless of my loyalty to Joyce. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Young | 1/26/2012

    " Very comprehensive biography, but felt impersonal. More facts than personality came through. "

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About the Author
Author James Joyce

James Joyce (1882–1941) was an Irish expatriate writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses and its highly controversial successor Finnegans Wake, as well as the short-story collection Dubliners and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.