Search Results: "James Joyce"


BOOK REVIEW

A SHORTER FINNEGANS WAKE by Anthony Burgess
Released: Feb. 2, 1966

"No doubt pedants will object to the Burgess 'cuts' but since he has tastefully selected the more readable portions, accenting Joyce's robust lyricism and heartiest puns, and kept a good weather-eye open towards shaping the novel's outrageously double-dealing symbology, A Shorter Finnegans Wake may well prove to be a college favorite, and perhaps even seduce a few stalwarts into attacking the real thing."
Though James Joyce is safely lodged in the pantheon of modern literature, he still occasions impudent remarks. Read full book review >

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FINNEGANS WAKE by James Joyce
Released: May 4, 1939

"00, I believe) through the Gramophone Shop in New York."
At last, one of the great question marks of the literary world is to have an answer, for here is the book on which Joyce has spent the 17 years that have elapsed since Ulysses turned the writing profession upside down. Read full book review >

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ULYSSES by James Joyce
Released: June 16, 1975

"Publication date, readers will note, is Bloomsday."
In 1984 was published the news-capturing scholarly work, the "Critical and Synoptic Edition" of James Joyce's Ulysses, which, as The New York Times said, corrected "almost 5,000 omissions, transpositions and other errors included in previous editions of the seminal 20th-century novel." Read full book review >

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ARABY by James Joyce
by James Joyce, developed by Crocobee, illustrated by Viktoria Töttös
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 14, 2011

"A classic story in an appealing format. (iPad storybook app. 14 & up)"
This app version of the short story culled from the collection in Dubliners explores the inner journey from childhood to adulthood. With beautiful prose and psychological depth, this is quintessential Joyce, in which coming of age is set squarely on the road to disillusionment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHALE IN MY SWIMMING POOL by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Both very silly and very appealing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A little boy of pleasingly indeterminate ethnicity goes out to his little backyard inflatable pool to find a whale in it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY'S BOOGER by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A zippy piece for readers who share Billy's tastes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy funnels enthusiasm for monster movies, outer space, and snot into making a picture book for a school contest. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE MOON by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Here's hoping that future installments in this ambitious series will spend less time on back story and more on story line. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A visual feast cannot compensate for lackluster plotting in this first installment of a new mega-series that involves picture books, chapter books and (of course) a movie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENTLY AND EGG by William Joyce
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"This will never take the place of Dr. Seuss's Horton, but Bently's discovery that watching over the egg makes him care about it provides an interesting contrast to the elephant's more single- minded loyalty. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bently, an artistic frog, and Kack Kack, a recently widowed duck, are close friends: she takes care of his laundry and admires his drawings; he agrees to watch over her egg when she wants to visit her sister's new ducklings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SANDMAN by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The art makes a bigger impression than the story, but the overall tone is appropriately dreamy, and as for that creeping nightmare: 'you know it's not real.' (Picture book. 5-9)"
At the behest of the Man in the Moon, shooting-star captain Sanderson Mansnoozie takes on a new responsibility—guarding Earth's children from the evil Pitch and his Dream Pirates. Read full book review >

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BIG TIME OLIE by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Like Olie's previous appearances, in print and on TV, the episode is neatly cut and dried, but Olie's frustrated reaction to being told that he's too small for this, but too big to do that any more, will find an understanding corps of young readers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Angry that he's not growing up fast enough, little Olie has a "big and really bad idea." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLLIE'S ODYSSEY by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Velveteen Rabbit and Toy Story meet Phantom of the Opera. For better or worse. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A cloth "teddy rabbit" and his beloved boy rescue one another from a toy clown gone bad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU MY MOMMY? by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet and satisfying quest. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A small bunny searches for its mother and learns all about barnyard animals along the way. Read full book review >