Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
The Years of Bloom James Joyce in Trieste, 1904-1920 cover
  • ISBN: 9780299169800
  • ISBN10: 0299169804

The Years of Bloom James Joyce in Trieste, 1904-1920

by John Mc Court

  • List Price: $29.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
  • Publish date: 07/01/2000
used Add to Cart $56.23
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $68.03
Marketplace Item
Since the publication of Richard Ellmann's biography James Joyce in 1959, scholars have chipped away at various aspects of Ellmann's impressive edifice but have failed to construct anything that might stand alongside it. The Years of Bloom is arguably the most important work of Joyce biography since Ellmann. Based on extensive scrutiny of previously unused Italian sources and informed by the author's intimate knowledge of the culture and dialect of Trieste, The Years of Bloom documents a fertile period in Joyce's life.

While living in Trieste, Joyce wrote most of the stories in Dubliners, turned Stephen Hero into A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and began Ulysses. Echoes and influences of Trieste are rife throughout Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. Though Trieste had become a sleepy backwater by the time Ellmann visited there in the 1950s, McCourt shows that the city was a teeming imperial port, intensely cosmopolitan and polyglot, during the intermittent twelve years Joyce lived there in the waning years of the Habsburg Empire. It was there that Joyce experienced the various cultures of central Europe and the eastern Mediterranean. He met many Jews, who collectively provided much of the material for the character of Leopold Bloom. He encountered continental socialism, Italian Irredentism, Futurism, and various other political and artistic forces whose subtle influences McCourt traces with literary grace and scholarly rigour. The Years of Bloom, a rare landmark in the crowded terrain of Joyce studies, will instantly take its place as a standard work.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
St. Vinnie's Books

Location: Eugene, OR
Former Library book. Hardcover The item is fairly worn but still readable.
Friends Tucson

Location: Tucson, AZ
Very Good
Shipping Icon
NOT ex-library. Binding tight. Dust jacket in good condition. All items

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Found Books

Location: AUSTIN, TX
Book Panther

Location: Wellington, FL
0299169804 New Condition.