• Au titre-jeu de mots, ce recueil a paru pour la première fois en 1927, vingt ans après Musique de chambre, qui lui avait valu l'admiration de poètes déjà reconnus, notamment Ezra Pound et T.S. Eliot. Avant d'être romancier, Joyce est d'abord poète ou... poémier. Pour lui, la poésie est un jeu, "art mineur", dit-il, mais aussi un véritable laboratoire de recherches linguistiques. Tout le ressort de l'oeuvre romanesque se retrouve là, dans ces po(è)mmes. Pourtant, sans jamais cesser d'être des jeux de l'esprit, ceux-ci distillent un sentiment de désenchantement. Ils sont en effet marqués du sceau d'une dérive, physique (Dublin, Trieste, Zurich et Paris) et morale. Ils sont amers. Les pommes d'or du jardin des Hespérides réservent des surprises... "Tout un monde dans une coquille de noix." Au titr

    Le poète et romancier irlandais James Joyce (1882-1941) a été l'ami d'Italo Svevo, d'Ezra Pound et de T.S. Eliot. Après des séjours en Italie et en Suisse, c'est à Paris qu'il se fixe en 1920. Il est notamment l'auteur d'Ulysse, "cathédrale de prose" censurée par les Anglo-saxons (1922) et de Finnegans Wake (1939).

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    "Avec la découverte récente de quelques pages de brouillons égarées, c'est le chaînon manquant entre Ulysse et Finnegans Wake qui a été mis au jour.
    Pour se relancer alors qu'il traversait une période d'incertitude, Joyce s'est mis à écrire de curieuses vignettes sur des thèmes irlandais. Ces petits textes, apparemment simplistes, sont les germes de ce qui deviendra le plus complexe des chefs-d'oeuvre du vingtième siècle.
    Nous publions ici pour la première fois, dans la langue originale et en traduction française, le coeur de cet ensemble qui s'organise autour de la légende de Tristan et Iseult et notamment du premier baiser des deux amants. Joyce s'efforce de décrire, dans une veine tantôt grotesque, tantôt lyrique, ce baiser, présenté aussi bien comme un événement cosmique que comme un flirt sordide. L'étreinte se déroule sous le regard libidineux de quatre voyeurs séniles, dont les divagations donneront le ton et fixeront le style de Finnegans Wake.

    Ces textes nous révèlent un aspect inattendu de la démarche créative de Joyce et offrent une voie d'accès à qui voudrait commencer à s'aventurer dans l'univers si intimidant de sa dernière oeuvre." Daniel Ferrer.

  • Anglais Dubliners

    James Joyce

    With an essay by J. I. M. Stewart.

    'Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis. It had always sounded strangely in my ears ... But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being. It filled me with fear, and yet I longed to be nearer to it and to look upon its deadly work' From a child grappling with the death of a fallen priest, to a young woman's dilemma over whether to elope to Argentina with her lover, to the dance party at which a man discovers just how little he really knows about his wife, these fifteen stories bring the gritty realism of existence in Joyce's native Dublin to life. With Dubliners, James Joyce reinvented the art of fiction, using a scrupulous, deadpan realism to convey truths that were at once blasphemous and sacramental.

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  • A collection of stories that range from a child grappling with the death of a fallen priest, to a young woman's dilemma over whether to elope to Argentina with her lover, to the dance party at which a man discovers just how little he really knows about his wife.

  • Published in 1916, James Joyce's semiautobiographical tale of his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, is a coming-of-age story like no other. A bold, innovative experiment with both language and structure, the work has exerted a lasting influence on the contemporary novel.
    'Joyce dissolved mechanism in literature as effectively as Einstein destroyed it in physics,' wrote Alfred Kazin. 'He showed that the material of fiction could rest upon as tense a distribution and as delicate a balance of its parts as any poem. Joyce's passion for form, in fact, is the secret of his progress as a novelist. He sought to bring the largest possible quantity of human life under the discipline of the observing mind, and the mark of his success is that he gave an epic form to what remains invisible to most novelists.... Joyce means many things to different people; for me his importance has always been primarily a moral one. He was, perhaps, the last man in Europe who wrote as if art were worth a human life.... By living for his art he may yet have given others a belief in art worth living for.'

  • Dubliners is a wonderfully engaging and accessible collection of stories by James Joyce, an author famed for being difficult to read. It contains The Dead, made into a memorable film by John Huston. This beautiful new edition has been chosen as the One Book, One City title for Dublin in 2012 and will be heavily promoted with events and advertising as well as in the press.

  • A modernist novel of supreme stylistic innovation, James Joyce's

  • A daring work of experimental, Modernist genius, James Joyce's Finnegans Wake is one of the greatest literary achievements of the twentieth century, and the crowning glory of Joyce's life. The Penguin Modern Classics edition of includes an introduction by Seamus Deane 'riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs' Joyce's final work, Finnegan's Wake is his masterpiece of the night as Ulysses is of the day. Supreme linguistic virtuosity conjures up the dark underground worlds of sexuality and dream. Joyce undermines traditional storytelling and all official forms of English and confronts the different kinds of betrayal - cultural, political and sexual - that he saw at the heart of Irish history. Dazzlingly inventive, with passages of great lyrical beauty and humour, Finnegans Wake remains one of the most remarkable works of the twentieth century.

    James Joyce (1882-1941), the eldest of ten children, was born in Dublin, but exiled himself to Paris at twenty as a rebellion against his upbringing. He only returned to Ireland briefly from the continent but Dublin was at heart of his greatest works, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. He lived in poverty until the last ten years of his life and was plagued by near blindness and the grief of his daughter's mental illness.

    If you enjoyed Finnegans Wake, you might like Virginia Woolf's The Waves, also available in Penguin Classics.

    'An extraordinary performance, a transcription into a miniaturized form of the whole western literary tradition' Seamus Deane

  • It is only James Joyce's towering genius as a novelist that has led to the comparative neglect of his poetry and sole surviving play. And yet, argues Mays in his stimulating and informative introduction, several of these works not only occupy a pivotal position in Joyce's career; they are also magnificently assured achievements in their own right. Chamber Music is 'an extraordinary debut', fusing the styles of the nineties and the Irish Revival with irony and characteristic verbal exuberance. Pomes Penyeach and Exiles (highly acclaimed in Harold Pinter's 1970 staging) were written when Joyce had published Dubliners and was completing A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Both confront painfully personal issues of adultery, jealousy and betrayal and so pave the way for the more detached and fully realized treatment in Ulysses. Joyce's occasional verse includes 'Ecce Puer' for his new-born grandson, juvenilia, satires, translations, limericks and a parody of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. All are brought together in this scholarly, fully annotated yet accessible new edition.

  • "I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it call itself my home, my fatherland or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." James Joyce's supremely innovative fictional autobiography is also, in the apt phrase of the biographer Richard Ellmann, nothing less than "the gestation of a soul." For as he describes the shabby, cloying, and sometimes terrifying Dublin upbringing of his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, Joyce immerses the reader in his emerging consciousness, employing language that ranges from baby talk to hellfire sermon to a triumphant artist's manifesto. The result is a novel of immense boldness, eloquence, and energy, a work that inaugurated a literary revolution and has become a model for the portrayal of the self in our time. The text of this edition has been newly edited by Hans Walter Gabler and Walter Hettche and is followed by a new afterword, chronology, and bibliography by Richard Brown.

  • Anglais Dubliners

    James Joyce

    First published in 1914, Dubliners depicts middle-class Catholic life in Dublin at the start of the twentieth century. Themes within the stories include the disappointments of childhood, the frustrations of adolescence, and the importance of sexual awakening. Joyce was twenty-five years old when he wrote this collection of short stories, among which 'The Dead' is probably the most famous. Considered at the time as a literary experiment, Dubliners contains moments of joy, fear, grief, love and loss, which combine to form one of the most complete depictions of a city ever written, and the stories remain as refreshingly original and surprising in this century as they did in the last.With an afterword by Peter Harness.Designed to appeal to the booklover, Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

  • James Joyce's first novel follows the life of Stephen Dedalus, an artistic and fiercely individual young man. Along the way, Stephen learns to negotiate the 'snares of the world', to avoid the pitfalls of his dysfunctional family, his terrifying and repressive boarding school, and the various beautiful young ladies who capture his heart. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is an unforgettable depiction of childhood and adolescence, as well as a lyrical evocation of life in Ireland over a century ago. It shocked readers on its publication in 1916 and it is now regarded as one of the most significant literary works of the twentieth century.This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man features an afterword by Peter Harness.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

  • Polonais Dubli´nczycy

    James Joyce

    Mieszka´ncy Dublina okiem jednego z najwazniejszych pisarzy XX wieku. Wydany w 1914 roku zbiór opowiada´n stanowi realistyczny obraz tego, jak wygladalo zycie Irlandczyków na poczatku XX wieku. Postacie, które pojawiaja sie w poszczególnych opowiadaniach cyklu czytelnicy moga odnale´z´c takze w najslynniejszym dziele Joyce`a - "Ulisessie".



    "Dubli´nczycy" moga stanowi´c dobre wprowadzenie w ´swiat poetyki stworzonej przez autora. James Joyce, slynacy z niezwykle trudnych w odbiorze utworów, w cyklu opowiada´n nie szarzuje jezykiem, dzieki czemu sa one latwo przyswajalne, a przy tym utrzymuja mistrzowski poziom artystyczny.



    Zbiór zawiera 15 opowiada´n: Siostry, Spotkanie, Arabia, Ewelina, Po wy´scigach, Dwaj rycerze, Pensjonat, Chmurka, Umowa Bodley&Kirwan, Wrózby, Przypadek godny ubolewania, Li´s´c bluszczu, Matka, Laska boza, Zmarli.

  • Polonais Dubli´nczycy

    James Joyce

    Mieszka´ncy Dublina okiem jednego z najwazniejszych pisarzy XX wieku. Wydany w 1914 roku zbiór opowiada´n stanowi realistyczny obraz tego, jak wygladalo zycie Irlandczyków na poczatku XX wieku. Postacie, które pojawiaja sie w poszczególnych opowiadaniach cyklu czytelnicy moga odnale´z´c takze w najslynniejszym dziele Joyce'a - "Ulisessie".

    "Dubli´nczycy" moga stanowi´c dobre wprowadzenie w ´swiat poetyki stworzonej przez autora. James Joyce, slynacy z niezwykle trudnych w odbiorze utworów, w cyklu opowiada´n nie szarzuje jezykiem, dzieki czemu sa one latwo przyswajalne, a przy tym utrzymuja mistrzowski poziom artystyczny.

    Zbiór zawiera 15 opowiada´n: Siostry, Spotkanie, Arabia, Ewelina, Po wy´scigach, Dwaj rycerze, Pensjonat, Chmurka, Umowa Bodley&Kirwan, Wrózby, Przypadek godny ubolewania, Li´s´c bluszczu, Matka, Laska boza, Zmarli.

  • James Joyce fu uno dei più importanti scrittori del XX secolo e la sua raccolta di storie "Gente di Dublino", pubblicata nel 1914, fornisce un quadro realistico di come era la vita in Irlanda all'inizio del 1900. Alcuni dei personaggi che compaiono in "Gente di Dublino" saranno familiari ai lettori dell'altro capolavoro di Joyce, l' "Ulisse".

    "Gente di Dublino" è un'eccellente introduzione al lavoro di James Joyce, le cui altre opere sono stilisticamente e linguisticamente più complesse. Qui, la scrittura scorre e le storie sono facili da comprendere, senza perdere la voce magistrale dell'autore irlandese.

    La raccolta comprende le seguenti 15 storie: "Le sorelle", "Un incontro", "Arabia", "Eveline", "Dopo la corsa", "I due galanti", "Pensione di famiglia", "Una piccola nube", "Rivalsa", "Polvere", "Un caso pietoso", "Il giorno dell'edera", "Una madre", "La grazia" e "I morti".

  • Anglais Dubliners

    James Joyce

    "Dubliners" is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, which was first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence, and maturity.

  • "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the intellectual and religious philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe. The work uses techniques that Joyce developed more fully in "Ulysses" and "Finnegans Wake".

  • Deux heures du matin, 16 juin 1904. Leopold Bloom, un peu ivre, vient s'écrouler dans le lit conjugal, après une journée de dérive dans Dublin. Ce même jour, dans ce même lit, sa femme Molly l'a trompé. Ne retrouvant pas le sommeil, Molly s'abandonne au flot débordant de ses pensées. S'entremêlent alors confidences et désirs érotiques. Elle songe à sa journée avec son amant Boylan, à son mari, à l'amour, à son corps, à sa beauté... Dernier chapitre de l'immense roman de James Joyce, «Ulysse», «Molly Bloom» met en scène une parole féminine, puissante et libérée. Ce monologue est considéré par plusieurs comme l'une des plus extraordinaires incursions littéraires faites par un homme dans les jardins secrets de la féminité.

  • (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)In his first and still most widely read novel, James Joyce makes a strange peace with the traditional narrative of a young man’s selfdiscovery by respecting its substance while exploding its form, thereby inaugurating a literary revolution.Published in 1916 when Joyce was al?ready at work on Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is exactly what its title says and much more. In an exuberantly in?ventive masterpiece of subjectivity, Joyce portrays his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, growing up in Dublin and struggling through religious and sexual guilt toward an aesthetic awak?ening. In part a vivid picture of Joyce’s own youthful evolution into one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers, it is also a moment in the intellectual history of an age.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Centennial Edition Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English language, James Joyce's Dubliners is both a vivid and unflinching portrait of 'dear dirty Dublin' at the turn of the twentieth century and a moral history of a nation and a people whose 'golden age' has passed. His richly drawn characters-'at once intensely Irish and utterly universal-'may forever haunt the reader. In mesmerizing writing that evokes rich imagery, Joyce delves into the heart of the city of his birth, capturing the cadences of Dubliners' speech in remarkably realistic portrayals of their inner lives. This magnificent collection of fifteen stories reveals Joyce at his most accessible and perhaps most profound.
    With an Introduction by Edna O'Brien and an Afterword by Malachy McCourt

  • Anglais Dubliners

    Joyce James

    Centennial Edition Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English language, James Joyce's Dubliners is both a vivid and unflinching portrait of 'dear dirty Dublin' at the turn of the twentieth century and a moral history of a nation and a people whose 'golden age' has passed. His richly drawn characters-'at once intensely Irish and utterly universal-'may forever haunt the reader. In mesmerizing writing that evokes rich imagery, Joyce delves into the heart of the city of his birth, capturing the cadences of Dubliners' speech in remarkably realistic portrayals of their inner lives. This magnificent collection of fifteen stories reveals Joyce at his most accessible and perhaps most profound.
    With an Introduction by Edna O'Brien and an Afterword by Malachy McCourt

  • Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo ' So begins one of the most significant literary works of the twentieth century, and one of the most innovative. Its originality shocked contemporary readers on its publication in 1916 who found its treating of the minutiae of daily life indecorous, and its central character unappealing. Was it art or was it filth?

    The novel charts the intellectual, moral, and sexual development of Stephen Dedalus, from his childhood listening to his father's stories through his schooldays and adolescence to the brink of adulthood and independence, and his awakening as an artist. Growing up in a Catholic family in Dublin in the final years of the nineteenth century, Stephen's consciousness is forged by Irish history and politics, by Catholicism and culture, language and art. Stephen's story mirrors that of Joyce himself, and the novel is both startlingly realistic and brilliantly crafted.

    For this edition Jeri Johnson, editor of the acclaimed Ulysses 1922 text, has written an introduction and notes which together provide a comprehensive and illuminating appreciation of Joyce's artistry.

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