Along with such figures as Picasso, Schoenberg and Stravinsky, James Joyce is one of the key innovat...
Along with such figures as Picasso, Schoenberg and Stravinsky, James Joyce is one of the key innovators of modernism. But a myth has taken hold that Joyce's work is difficult. This discourages some otherwise curious readers from approaching the writings. This is a great pity because Joyce's works are deeply human, enormously comic, and compelling reading.Although Joyce spent much of his life in self-imposed exile, all of his writings are obsessively and microscopically focussed on Ireland's fair city - Dublin.David Norris, an Irish Senator, writer and Trinity College Don provides an 'Introductory' map to the labyrinth of Joyce's visionary Dublin. He takes the reader step-by-step from the early stories, Dubliners, and his immensely readable novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, into the sprawling comic universe of Ulysses and finally to the mythic dream world of Finnegan's Wake.