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#503 - James Joyce Estimate: $2,000+

Joyce recommends the biography in which he played a contributing role

Influential Irish poet and novelist (1882-1941) whose distinctively innovative writings, including the novels Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake, take a place among the most epochal achievements in 20th-century literature. ANS signed "J. J.," one page, 7.5 x 7, no date. Note to an unidentified recipient reads, in part: "Pp 16-20 in this first chapter of my biography by Herbert Gorman may interest you. Please leave it…Don't mind my pencil marks in the left margin." In fine condition.

In 1940, Herbert Sherman Gorman published a biography of Joyce, who participated in its creation and clearly appreciated the result. New York Times reviewer Horace Reynolds described it as 'a full and equally clear account of James Joyce's first fifty-seven years. For the general reader it provides a most interesting introduction to the life of one of the symbolic personalities of our time…Joyce has told Mr. Gorman many things that we are glad to know about him, and Mr. Gorman has passed them on to us.' The referenced volume is unquestionably an 'authoritative' work on the poet's life, and one that Joyce here was eager to share.

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