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Saturday, July 8, 2023

PQ reviews books by Joyce

At his Finnegans, Wake! blog, Peter Quadrino reviews five different recent books about James Joyce.  Plenty of RAW fans are also Joyce fans, but PQ stands out as a serous scholar -- he describes making three trips to Dublin in the span of nine months, including one in which he delivered a paper at a Joyce symposium.

Of the five books  he reviews, one, The Book About Everything: Eighteen Artists, Writers and Thinkers on James Joyce's Ulysses, seems particularly aimed at nonspecialists like me: "Despite eighteen different voices with vastly different approaches to discussing a complicated novel, the prose throughout this book is refreshingly easy to consume, the collection feels well-edited and stands among the best recently published Joyce books for the general reader."

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