Book review: A vivid portrait of the artist in ‘James Joyce: A New Biography’ Of course it wasn’t easy for Joyce, either. Gordon Bowker’s “James Joyce: A New Biography” is a fascinating and insightful portrait of the artist as a young, then middle-aged, and then old man, and goes a long way to explaining the Western world ... 01/24/2014 - 12:29 pm | View Link
Easy Reader: Thornton Wilder's Biography By Penelope Niven Is a Must Read Toklas, Gene Tunney (with whom he traveled), Orson Welles (who admitted he was "discovered" by Wilder), the English interior decorator Sybil Colefax, Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin ... words devoted to his notes on James Joyce and Lope de Vega alone. 11/25/2012 - 7:29 am | View Link
A Full Biography of a Life Full of Family and Literature Scott Fitzgerald, Orson Welles (who credited Wilder with discovering him), Ruth Gordon, and many more ... He was one of the first explorers into James Joyce's mystifying Finnegans Wake, and loved it so much that in 1959 he swore off opening the book ... 11/24/2012 - 8:11 am | View Link
James Joyce,’ a Biography by Gordon Bowker In a new biography, “James Joyce,” Gordon Bowker also charts his subject’s spendthrift habits and financial fecklessness, but with greater understanding. He disapproves of something else, however: Joyce’s sexual openness. He finds Joyce’s ... 08/17/2012 - 3:42 am | View Link
James Joyce: A New Biography Gordon Bowker, in James Joyce: A New Biography, refers endlessly to the writer as “Dublin’s Dante,” though it’s for human rather than divine comedy that Joyce’s writing is beloved. In the author’s depiction (in "Ulysses" above all, the book ... 07/18/2012 - 7:49 am | View Link
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Stephen James Joyce Stephen James Joyce (born 15 February 1932) is the grandson of James Joyce and the controversial executor of Joyce's estate. He was born in France, the son of James ... 08/27/2015 - 5:59 am | View Website
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Amazon.com: James Joyce (Oxford Lives S) (9780195033816 ... Richard Ellmann's biography is the most definitive and complete examination of James Joyce that has been written. This extensive work examines Joyce's life from his ... 08/26/2015 - 6:10 pm | View Website
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Stephen Dobyns pulls off a neat misdirection in this brazenly titled comic crime novel. On its face, “Is Fat Bob Dead Yet?” is a frivolous romp through an underworld of solecism-spouting thieves and doltish enforcers. But for a book with a cigarette-smoking beagle on its cover, there’s surprising depth here, as Dobyns convenes an ensemble cast whose thwarted ambitions suffuse an antic storyline with an air of poignancy.
It’s hard for a book about the Doors, even one as good as this one by Mick Wall, to be anything other than a biography of Jim Morrison. The troubled, charismatic lead singer with fashion-model good looks and a honeyed baritone propelled the band to stardom even as he seemed to do everything he could to alienate the other members of the group and ensure its failure.
Did You Know: The library has two private study rooms. You can reserve rooms for two hours at a time by contacting the reference desk. Out of the Frame: Photographs by Bob Hesse: Throughout Aug., the library will feature the work of Bob Hesse, who is exhibiting infrared photographs, digitally enhanced and printed on rice paper and mounted using traditional oriental scroll techniques.
One of the great sagas of modern publishing began in Sweden in 2004 when a left-wing journalist delivered a ridiculously long manuscript to his publisher. The aspiring novelist, who died of a heart attack a few months later at the age of 50, was of course Stieg Larsson. His editor recognized the value of what he had written and also that it should be published as three related novels.