Title: A Little Circle Of Kindred Minds: Joyce In Paris
Author: Conor Fennell
Trim: 210 x 135mm
Category: Non-Fiction/Literary History
Publication Date: 31 May 2011
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‘well paced, sharp and vivid’ – Declan Kiberd
‘told with a contagious passion’ – The Irish Times
Giving flashes of the man behind the legend, his obsessions and eccentricities, this is an engaging and exciting read that will interest anyone with even a slight interest in the writer and the man.
About The Book
When James Joyce arrived in Paris in 1920, he intended staying a week. Instead he remained for twenty years during which he published both Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.
Paris attracted vast numbers of writers and artists from America, Britain and Ireland. Many of them befriended Joyce, among them Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald.
But it was those who came from Ireland who had a special place in Joyce’s heart. He quizzed them about Dublin. But he also manipulated them.
A Little Circle of Kindred Minds: Joyce in Paris looks at Joyce’s relationship with his friends: the hard-drinking Robert McAlmon, the gentle James Stephens, the artist Arthur Power, Padraic and Mary Colum, Thomas MacGreevy and Samuel Beckett.
About The Author
Conor Fennell is a former journalist and editor with RTE Television News. Born in Dublin in 1943 and educated at Blackrock College and University College Dublin, he started his career with the Irish Press in the 1960s. As a young reporter he became interested in the life and works of Ernest Hemingway and this led to a fascination with 1920s Literary Paris. A keen sailor and a Francophile, Conor regularly visits Paris and the south of France. He lives in Sandycove – within a stone’s throw of Joyce’s Tower. For more, read Conor’s full profile here.
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