James Joyce Author:Harry Levin One of the first books to sum up the contribution of James Joyce, this volume remains an essential guide to the works of a great innovator of modern literature. Because Harry Levin's view is large, as opposed to the many necessary exegeses and close textual studies, he leads the beginner easily into the delights to be found in Joyce, from the co... more »mparatively simple prose of "Dubliners," through "Ulysses" and into the complexities of "Finnegans Wake." The insight and brilliance of this "critical introduction," first published by New Directions in 1941, make it as rewarding for the expert as for the student.
For this new edition, Mr. Levin, who is chairman of the Department of Modern Languages and first Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard, has made revisions and added a new preface and a long "postscript" which he calls "Revisiting Joyce." In the latter, he examines the works by Joyce that have come to light in the last few years and some of the important later biographical and critical writings about Joyce.« less