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Frank Budgen was an English painter who might best be remembered for his friendship with the author James Joyce. Frank Budgen the English Painter and the Irish writer James Joyce met almost daily to walk, talk, and drink wine; their talk, among other things, was of the complex novel Joyce was then writing. This captivating study is the record of these conversations, and of a continuing friendship, as well as an acute critical commentary on the work itself. The Irish novelist and poet James Joyce is considered to be one of the most influential modernist writers of the first part of the 20th century. Ulysses is his landmark work in which the episodes of Homer’s Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. His fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; Ulysses in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city.

Description: Hard bound in dust jacket. First printing of the First U.S Edition. (James Joyce and the Making Of Ulysses, With a portait of James Joyce and four drawings to to Ulysses by the author). Some wear and age toning to dust jacket. Minor chipping to edges of dust jacket, otherwise very good, with interior clean and binding sound. The only first-hand account available of the growth of Ulysses. An important work for Joyce collectors.

Bookseller Inventory # 30054


James Joyce and the Making Of Ulysses by Frank Budgen
Budgen, Frank

Publisher: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas
Publication Date: 1934
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition:
Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:
Very Good
First Edition


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