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EVERYMAN’S JOYCE: James Joyce for the 21st Century
August 7, 2009
Contact: Adri Cowan
Mark Batty Publisher Presents EVERYMAN’S JOYCE: James Joyce for the 21st Century
Second installment of ‘Everyman’s Series’ illuminates complex works through visual perspectives.
New York, NY – August 5, 2009 – Through the power of illustration, Mark Batty Publisher’sEveryman’s Series illuminates complex bodies of work by some of the 20th century’s most vital thinkers. W. Terrence Gordon’s Everyman’s Joyce presents James Joyce for the 21st century with an illustrated examination of the author that Pablo Picasso once deemed “an obscure writer that all the world can understand.”
Gordon’s examination of the Joyce canon and its impact on the world, both in terms of literature and culture at large, provides accessible and singular evaluations of why Joyce, no matter how impenetrable his books may seem on the surface, continues to attract readers today. His close readings and biographical insight gel with contemporary visual cues. Photographs and colorful graphic design enhance the text, resulting in illuminating perspectives on Joyce’s life, his major works (Dubliners, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake) and equally important but lesser known poems and plays (Pomes Penyeach, Exiles).
“Joyce made an attempt to use language as a tool for the penetration of the unconscious,” says Gordon in Everyman’s Joyce. “All of Joyce’s words are like nested dolls, and once they are apart in his hands, they dance with each other.”
About W. Terrence Gordon
W. Terrence Gordon is a linguist and intellectual historian who has taught in six Canadian universities and authored/edited twenty books, including Everyman’s McLuhan. His biography of media guru Marshall McLuhan garnered international acclaim. Since the 1970s, Gordon has lived in Atlantic Canada where he devotes his spare time to photographing the haunting beauty of the region’s seascapes.
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Mark Batty Publisher
Page Count: 152
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Publication Date: September 2009
For a review copy, more information, or to schedule an interview with author W. Terrence Gordon, contact Adri Cowan, +1 347.830.6271, email@example.com.