James Joyce: Quotations - Index


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System of beliefs: ‘Do you believe your own theory? / No, Stephen said promptly. [...] I believe, O Lord, help my unbelief. That is, help me to believe or help me to unbelieve? Who helps to believe? Egomen. Who to unbelieve. Other chap.’ (“Scylla & Charybdis”, Ulysses, 213-14; quoted in Hélène Cixous, ‘Joyce: the (r)use of writing’, in Post-structuralist Joyce: Essays from the French, ed. Derek Attridge & Daniel Ferrer (Cambridge UP 1984), pp.15-30.
 
Multi-lingual Trieste: ‘I cannot begin to give you the flavour of the old Austrian Empire. It was a ramshackle affair but it was charming, gay, and I experienced more kindnesses in Trieste than ever before or since in my life.’ (Joyce to Stuart Gilbert; traditionally quoted in paper calls for the Trieste Joyce School.)
 
Literary heritage: ‘[...] I am content to go down in history as a scissors and paste man - a hard but not unfair description’ (Letter to George Antheil, 3 January 1931; Letter I, p.297.)
 
On the characters of Ulysses: ‘They all belong to a vanished world, and most of them seem to have been very curious types.’ (Letter to Mrs William Murray, 21 Dec. 1922.)
‘The past is not past; it is present here and now.’ (Exiles; quoted in Gordon Bowker, James Joyce: A Biography, Hachette 2011) [epigraph to Chap. 1]


Extracts from the Works
File 1: Extracts [I]
Early Writings
“Et Tu, Healy”
“Ecce Homo” (1899)
“Drama and Life” (1900)
“The Day of the Rabblement” (1901)
“James Clarence Mangan” (1902)
Autobiographical writings & Notebooks
“A Portrait of the Artist” (1904)
Stephen Hero (1944; rev. edn. 1977)
“Paris Notebook” (1903)
“Pola Notebook” (1904)

File 2: Extracts [II]
Reviews
“Ibsen’s New Drama” (1900)
“An Irish Poet” (1902)
Cataline” (1903)
“The Soul of Ireland” (1903)
“Aristotle on Education” (1903)
“Arnold Grave’s Clymnæstrata” (1903)
“The Bruno Philosophy” (1903)
Lectures & Articles
“Fenianism” (Piccolo del Sera, 1907)
“Ireland, Island of Saints and Sages”
(1907)
“Home Rule Comes of Age” (Il Piccolo
della Sera, 1907)
“Oscar Wilde: The Poet of Salomé
(1909)
“Daniel Defoe” (1912)
“William Blake” (1912)
“The Shade of Parnell” (1912)
Drama
Exiles (1918)  
Poetry
“I Hear an Army”
“She Weeps over Rahoon”
“A Flower Given to My Daughter”
“Pride of old Ireland”
“Ecce Puer”
“A Prayer”
Longer Poems (Extracts
“Gas from a Burner” (1912) [extracts “Ecce Puer” (1930)

See full text versions of the longer poems in RICORSO Library
“The Holy Office” (1904)
Chamber Music (1907)
Gas from a Burner (1912)
Pomes Penyeach (1927)

Longer Extracts - An Anthology of Joyce
Stephen Hero (1944)
Dubliners (1914)
A Portrait of the Artist (1916)
Ulysses (1922)
Finnegans Wake (1939)
Essays, Lectures & Reviews
“Drama and Life” (1900)
“William Blake” (1911)

The Major Prose Works of James Joyce are given in RICORSO > Library > “Irish Classics” - as infra.




File 5: From the Letters ...
Letter to Henrik Ibsen (1901)
“The Cat of Beaugency”
[ under construction ]

See extracts on “epiphanies”, “epiphany” and the theory of Aesthetics in A Portrait, infra.

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