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James Joyce: Criticism

The following section collects Joyce-related annotations, guides, and literary criticism. The section is divided into seven parts, as described below. If you have any question about where a particular volume has been located, check the “Quick Reference Card” after the following links, which arranges the books alphabetically by author.


Joyce Criticism

Dubliners — Annotations, guides, and criticism for Dubliners.

Portrait — Annotations, guides, and criticism for A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Ulysses — Annotations, guides, and criticism for Ulysses.

Finnegans Wake — Annotations, guides, and criticism for Finnegans Wake.

General Criticism 1926-1999 — General Joyce criticism and commentary written in the twentieth century. [Coming Soon]

General Criticism 2000-Present — General Joyce criticism and commentary written from 2000 onwards. [Coming Soon]


Quick Reference Card

Dubliners
Bloom, Harold, ed. Dubliners (Modern Critical Interpretations)
Gifford, Don. Joyce*Annotated: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man
Jackson, John Wyse & Bernard McGinley, ed. James Joyce’s Dubliners: An Illustrated Edition with Annotations
Norris, Margot, ed. Dubliners (Norton Critical Edition)
Norris, Margot. Suspicious Readings of Joyce’s Dubliners
Scholes, Robert & A. Walton Litz, ed. Dubliners (Viking Critical Library Edition)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Anderson, Chester, ed. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Viking Critical Library)
Blades, John. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Critical Studies)
Bloom, Harold, ed. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Modern Critical Interpretations)
Gifford, Don. Joyce*Annotated: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man
Golding, William, ed. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Modern Critical Interpretations)
Harkness, Marguerite. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Voices of the Text
Swisher, Clarice, ed. Readings on A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Yoshida, Hiromi. Joyce & Jung: The “Four Stages of Eroticism” in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Ulysses
Arnold, Bruce. The Scandal of Ulysses
Attridge, Derek, ed. James Joyce’s Ulysses: A Casebook
Birmingham, Kevin. The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses
Blamires, Harry. The New Bloomsday Book
Bloom, Harold & William Goldman, ed. Ulysses: Modern Critical Interpretations
Budgen, Frank. James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses
Crispi, Luca. Joyce’s Creative Process and the Construction of Characters in Ulysses: Becoming the Blooms
Ellmann, Richard. Ulysses on the Liffey
Gibson, Andrew. Joyce’s Revenge: History, Politics, and Aesthetics in Ulysses
Gifford, Don. Ulysses Annotated
Gilbert, Stuart. James Joyce’s Ulysses: A Study
Hart, Clive & David Hayman, ed. James Joyce’s Ulysses: Critical Essays
Hastings, Patrick. A Guide to James Joyce’s Ulysses
Kenner, Hugh. Ulysses
Kiberd, Declan. Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce’s Masterpiece
Killeen, Terence. Ulysses Unbound: A Reader’s Companion to James Joyce’s Ulysses
Kopper Jr., Edward D. Cliffs Notes on Joyce’s Ulysses
McCarthy, Patrick. Ulysses: Portals of Discovery
Mulhall, Daniel. Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey
Norris, Margot, ed. A Companion to James Joyce’s Ulysses
Schawber, Paul. The Cast of Characters: A Reading of Ulysses
Sherry, Vincent B. Ulysses: A Student Guide
Slote, Sam; Marc A. Mamigonian & John Turner. Annotations to James Joyce’s Ulysses
Smith, Paul Jordan. A Key to the Ulysses of James Joyce
Thornton, Weldon. Allusions in Ulysses
Tóibín, Colm, ed. One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s Ulysses
Tully, Nola. yes I said yes I will Yes: A Celebration of James Joyce, Ulysses, and 100 Years of Bloomsday
Tymoczko, Maria. The Irish Ulysses

Finnegans Wake: Guides & Annotations
Bishop, John. Joyce’s Book of the Dark
Burgess, Anthony. A Shorter Finnegans Wake
Campbell, Joseph & Henry Robinson. A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake
Epstein, Edmund. A Guide Through Finnegans Wake
Gordon, John. Finnegans Wake: A Plot Summary
McHugh, Roland. Annotations to Finnegans Wake
Tindall, William York. A Reader’s Guide to Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake: Criticism 1929-1999
Atherton, James S. The Books at the Wake
Beckett, Samuel et al. A Symposium: Our Exagmination round his factification for incamination of Work in Progress
Begnal, Michael H. & Fritz Senn. A Conceptual Guide to Finnegans Wake
Begnal, Michael H. & Grace Eckley. Narrator and Character in Finnegans Wake
Bonheim, Helmut. A Lexicon of the German in Finnegans Wake
Brivic, Sheldon. Joyce’s Waking Women
Devlin, Kimberly. Wandering and Return in Finnegans Wake
Glasheen, Adaline. Third Census of Finnegans Wake
Hart, Clive. A Concordance to Finnegans Wake
Hart, Clive. Structure and Motif in Finnegans Wake
Henseler, Donna. Vico’s Doctrine of Ricorso in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Hodgart, Matthew J. C. & Ruth Bauerle. Joyce’s Grand Operoar: Opera in Finnegans Wake
Jenkins, William D. The Adventures of the Detected Detective: Sherlock Holmes in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
McHugh, Roland. The Signal of Finnegans Wake
McLuhan, Eric. The Role of Thunder in Finnegans Wake
Mink, Louis O. A Finnegans Wake Gazetteer
Norris, Margot. The Decentered Universe of Finnegans Wake
O Hehir, Brendan. A Gaelic Lexicon for Finnegans Wake and Glossary for Joyce’s Other Works
O Hehir, Brendan & John Dillon. A Classical Lexicon for Finnegans Wake
O’Sullivan, Colm. Joyce’s Use of Colors: Finnegans Wake and the Earlier Works
Verene, Donald Phillip. Vico and Joyce

Finnegans Wake: Criticism 2000-Present
Curraoin, Diarmuid. I Know That I Have Broken Every Heart: The Significance of the Irish Language In Finnegans Wake
Devlin, Kimberly & Christine Smedley. Joyce’s Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake
Gibson, George Cinclair. Wake Rites: The Ancient Irish Rituals of Finnegans Wake
Kitcher, Philip. Joyce’s Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake
Lacivita, Alison. The Ecology of Finnegans Wake
Various authors. The Wake Newslitter
Verene, Donald Phillip. James Joyce and the Philosophers at Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake: About the Wake
Connolly, Thomas E. James Joyce’s Scribbledehobble: The Ur-Workbook for Finnegans Wake
Crispi, Luca & Sam Slote. How Joyce Wrote Finnegans Wake: A Chapter-by-Chapter Genetic Guide
Fordham, Finn. Lots of Fun at Finnegans Wake: Unravelling Universals
Hayman, David. A First Draft Version of Finnegans Wake
McHugh, Roland. The Finnegans Wake Experience
O’Neill, Patrick. Finnegans Wakes: Tales of Translation
Van Hulle, Dick. James Joyce’s “Work in Progress”: Pre-Book Publications of Finnegans Wake Fragments

Finnegans Wake: Independent
Anderson, John P. Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: The Curse of Kabbalah, Vols. 1-10
Brandon, James C. Nirvanic Finnegans Wake: James Joyce’s West/East Revelation
Brazier, Lucy. Finnegans What? Finnegans Wake—A Guide by an Idiot
Cole Ciett, Bill. A Finnegans Wake Lextionary: Let James Joyce Jazz Up Your Voca(l)bulary
Cole Ciett, Bill. Riverrun to Livvy: Lots of Fun Reading the First Page of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Edina, Vass. The Conundrum of Language: Difficulties of Reading and Language in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Rosenbloom, Eric. A Word In Your Ear: How & Why To Read James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Westfall, Damian. Finnegan Begin Again: A New Novel Towards an Understanding of Finnegans Wake

General Joyce Criticism: 1926-1999
Attridge, Derek, ed. The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce
Bloom, Harold, ed. James Joyce: Modern Critical Interpretations
Brivic, Sheldon. Joyce Between Freud and Jung
Brivic, Sheldon. Vico and Joyce
Brivic, Sheldon. The Veil of Signs : Joyce, Lacan, and Perception
Burgess, Anthony. ReJoyce (Or: “Here Comes Everybody”)
Chace, William M., ed. James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays
Duff, Charles. James Joyce and the Plain Reader
Eco, Umberto. The Aesthetics of Chaosmos: The Middle Ages of James Joyce
Fairhall, James. James Joyce and the Question of History
Fargnoli, A. Nicholas & Michael Patrick Gillespie. James Joyce A to Z : The Essential Reference to the Life and Work
Froula, Christine. Modernism’s Body: Sex, Culture, and Joyce
Golding, Louis. James Joyce
Gorman, Herbert. James Joyce: His First Forty Years
Henke, Suzette. James Joyce and the Politics of Desire
Hodgart, Matthew J. C. and Mabel P. Worthington. Song in the Work of James Joyce
Jones, William Powell. James Joyce and the Common Reader
Kenner, Hugh. Joyce’s Voices
Knowles, Sebastian D.G., ed. Bronze by Gold: The Music of Joyce
Norris, David & Carl Flint. Introducing Joyce
Pearce, Richard, ed. Molly Blooms: A Polylogue on ‘Penelope’ and Cultural Studies
Reynolds, Mary T., ed. James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays
Rice, Thomas Jackson. Joyce, Chaos & Complexity
Slocum, John & Herbert Cahoon. A Bibliography of James Joyce 1882-1941
Tindall, William York. A Reader’s Guide to James Joyce

General Joyce Criticism: 2000-Present
Attridge, Derek. Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory and History
Attridge, Derek. Semicolonial Joyce
Conley, Tim. Joyces Mistakes: Problems of Intention, Irony, and Interpretation
Conley, Tim. Useless Joyce: Textual Functions, Cultural Appropriations
Flynn, Catherine. James Joyce and the Matter of Paris
MacCabe, Colm. James Joyce: A Very Short Introduction
Seidel, Michael. James Joyce: A Short Introduction


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