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A beautiful and accessible collection of quotes and short extracts taken from the major works of James Joyce: Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, with additional quotes from Joyce's poetry & letters.
Best-Loved Joyce is a collection of the writer's wit and wisdom on truth, love, family, art, literature, music, living, religion, mortality, history, politics, and Ireland. Grand-nephew Bob Joyce's introduction focuses on the life, works and the man.
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a great introduction to the writing of James Joyce * Sunday World * a very enjoyable book... beautifully designed ... great illustrations by Emma Byrne * BBC Radio Ulster's The Arts Show * a beautiful and accessible introduction to the writings of James Joyce -- Ireland's Own charming * Books Ireland * a wonderful collection of political, social and cultural writing you can dip in and out of * The Gloss, Irish Times * Many tourists will be delighted to acquire a copy of Best-Loved Joyce, Jamie O'Connell's selection of quotations and short extracts from Joyce's fiction, portraying the author at his most accessible. It's a beautifully produced little volume, lavishly illustrated by Emma Byrne, with a striking cloth cover, silk bookmark, and an introduction by Bob Joyce, James Joyce's great-nephew, who writes how "Joyce was a conjuror with words and captured the essence of all human life" - or, as a line from Finnegans Wake has it, "They lived und laughed ant loved end left" -- The TLS