James Joyce: the Starter Kit

A Listmania! list by lexo1941 (Edinburgh, Scotland)
 
Ulysses (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  Ulysses (Oxford World's Classics) by James Joyce
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  "Mad, funny, intelligent, humane.  A story about a man who is consistently underrated by those around him.  An epic voyage through the English language"
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Oxford World's Classics)
2.  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Oxford World's Classics) by James Joyce
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  "The early masterpiece.  A cunning tale about a young Irishman growing up in Dublin at the beginning of the 20th century.  Extraordinary, moving and ultimately inspiring"
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Finnegans Wake
3.  Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
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  "Like nothing else ever written.  Get a Faber edition if you can, others are corrupt.  Weird, comic and strangely haunting, the most radical novel ever written"
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Dubliners (Oxford World's Classics)
4.  Dubliners (Oxford World's Classics) by James Joyce
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  "Plain Joyce - but still surprisingly subtle and mischievous.  A collection of stories about fractured lives in a beaten city"
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James Joyce (Oxford Lives)
5.  James Joyce (Oxford Lives) by Richard Ellmann
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  "By far, the best biography available.  Makes this much-feared author into an endearing and very fallible human being"
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Occasional, Critical, and Political Writing (Oxford World's Classics)
6.  Occasional, Critical, and Political Writing (Oxford World's Classics) by James Joyce
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  "Interesting non-fiction, mostly newspaper articles.  Not essential though"
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Stephen Hero
7.  Stephen Hero by James Joyce
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  "The fragmentary first draft of "A Portrait of the Artist".  Fascinating because it's so unlike the final version - evidence of what he might have been like if he hadn't copped onto himself"
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Selected Letters of James Joyce
8.  Selected Letters of James Joyce by Professor Richard Ellmann
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  "Confident, despairing, (politely) begging, haughty, sometimes pornographic"
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Poems and Shorter Writings
9.  Poems and Shorter Writings by James Joyce
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  "Perhaps the least essential stuff of all - but the comic poems are a good laugh, and "Giacomo Joyce" is a sardonic and elliptical bit of autobiography"
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Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake
10.  Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake by Philip Kitcher
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  "The new reader of "Finnegans Wake" can feel a bit lost.  This book is immensely helpful, and particularly good on what the book is about as opposed to how it's written"
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James Joyce and the Making of "Ulysses" (Oxford paperbacks)
11.  James Joyce and the Making of "Ulysses" (Oxford paperbacks) by Frank Budgen
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  "Very good about what Joyce was like to be around.  Lots of interesting anecdotes"
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Annotations to  <I>Finnegans Wake</I>
12.  Annotations to Finnegans Wake by Roland McHugh
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  "If you've tasted the "Wake" and liked it, you're going to need this"
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