James Joyce. A Biography (1959)
Book ID: 65209
James Joyce. New York: O.U.P., 1959. First Edition. Pp, 842. Blue buckram, title lettered in gilt to spine, embossed in blind to upper cove, in publisher’s dust jacket. Jacket lightly frayed along edges otherwise a very good copy.
Illustrated with 16 plates of photographs including Gisele Freund’s famous photograph of the author to rear of dust jacket.
First edition of this acclaimed biography, the first written since Joyce’s death in 1942.
Along with uncovering the raw material in Joyce’s works and how Joyce converted it into fiction, Ellmann gives a fascinating account of literary life in Europe in Joyce’s lifetime.