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Standard Name: Joyce, James
Irish exile JJ , hailed by Yeats as a new kind of novelist even before his first novel was published, became one of the leading practitioners of modernism. As well as poems, a play, and a volume of short stories, he produced three important novels, from the last of which he put out several separate sections long before the whole appeared. Joyce encountered obstacles to publishing almost all his books, raised by censors both official and self-appointed. Without the tireless patronage of Harriet Shaw Weaver and Sylvia Beach , his last two books might never have been published at all.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Cultural formation||John Millington Synge||
He first met William Butler Yeats , one of two major Irish literary contemporaries who also rejected religion in their youth, in 1896. (The other scoffer at religion, James Joyce , he met only once...
|death||Harriet Shaw Weaver|
While working on her doctorate in 1963, HC travelled to the United States to research James Joyce 's manuscripts for her doctoral thesis, and, in California,, she prepared a second thesis on
After completing her studies at Aberdeen, Smith began working towards a doctorate at Newnham College, Cambridge (still a women-only body). Continuing her work on the area of her MLitt, she determined to focus on the...
O'Brien meanwhile cultivated her passion for reading and writing. The first book she purchased was Introducing James Joyce, edited by T. S. Eliot : this volume, she notes, made me realize that I wanted...
As a young adult CC took on her own education. With varying degrees of success she studied grammar, elocution, French, and the violin. She also discovered the public library. Colleagues at work got her to...
|Education||Ruth Prawer Jhabvala|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Bryher||
Though emotionally empty, the marriage was artistically productive. Most significantly, Bryher's introductions and family funds allowed McAlmon to establish his influential press, Contact Editions . Thus, Bryher's money and social connections enabled the publication of...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Dorothy Wellesley|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sylvia Plath|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sylvia Beach|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Q. D. Leavis||
Though both husband and wife were to influential, F. R. Leavis became one of the leading literary critics of the twentieth century. A dynamic speaker and teacher, he was known for his uncompromising, exclusive, often...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Olivia Manning|
|Friends, Associates||Dora Marsden||
Marsden and Weaver also developed other significant literary and social relationships through each other. As editor of The Egoist, Marsden was chiefly responsible for the decision to serialize Joyce 's A Portrait of the...
The last issue of The Egoist: An Individualist Review was published.
Critic Erich Auerbach published, in German, the influential study which became in its English translation, 1953, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. He wrote it at Istanbul, as a Jewish refugee...
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