TIME OF APPRENTICESHIP by Marvin Magalaner

TIME OF APPRENTICESHIP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from the September 1st, 1959, bulletin when scheduled for fall publication, as follows: ""This is a precise and impassioned examination of the also precise and passionate mind of James Joyce. Starting from the view that many people seem to think that Joyce possessed in childhood the full wisdom and craft later displayed in Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake, Mr. Magalaner disproves this by examining Joyce's sources (Ibsen, Nietzsche, Dante, religion, life, etc.) and by showing how and where, and in what painstakingly revised, telescoped or expanded forms, they appear in his later work. He also traces the transformations within Joyce's own work, chiefly in the development of Dubliners from the earlier published short stories, and A Portrait from Stephen Hero- but with excursions after flying associations into the later works as well. It is an investigation of a mind going from the particular to the universal, from the fine points of style (shifts of tense, sentence construction, etc.) to the consolidation of characters and sources and scenes and symbols. It is described lucidly, intently, and with deceptive ease- for that special literary audience"".

Publisher: Abelard-Schuman