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Criticism and Analysis of Joyce’s Work
Did you ever want to play mind games with a tree? Just take every book, research paper, newsletter, essay, and journal devoted to illuminating the mysteries of Joyce, and gather them all into a big pile: the sheer amount of paper alone could make an entire forest recoil in horror. Indeed, the esoteric world of “Joycecrit” is something of an academic cottage industry, and a comprehensive survey of more “serious” Joycean criticism would be a project worthy of an entire Web site all to itself. Therefore, the following list does not aspire to completion – its goal is to catalog some of the more noteworthy, useful, or intriguing works commonly accessible to the interested reader.
Please note that that this page also contains a “Quick Reference Card” of all the titles listed in this section.

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Notes and Annotations on Dubliners & PortraitGuides and criticism on Joyce’s first two works.

Notes and Annotations on UlyssesGuides and criticism on Ulysses.

Notes and Annotations on Finnegans WakeGuides and criticism on Finnegans Wake

General Criticism – General literary criticism or commentary on Joyce and his works.

Specific Criticism – Joycean criticism with an angle: Feminist, Marxist, Post-structural, Postquailist, etc.

Biography: Life and Times – Biographies about Joyce, or books about Ireland during his epoch.

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Notes & Annotation on Dubliners & Portrait
James Joyce’s Dubliners – An Illustrated Edition with Annotations
Dubliners – Viking Critical Library Edition
Dubliners – Modern Critical Interpretations

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Penguin Critical Studies
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Modern Critical Interpretations
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Voices of the Text

Notes & Annotation on Ulysses
James Joyce’s Ulysses – A Study by Stuart Gilbert
The New Bloomsday Book (3rd Edition)
Ulysses on the Liffey
James Joyce’s Ulysses: Critical Essays
Cliff Notes on Joyce’s Ulysses
Ulysses (By Hugh Kenner)
Ulysses Annotated
Allusions in Ulysses
Ulysses – Modern Critical Interpretations
The Scandal of Ulysses
The Cast of Characters: A Reading of Ulysses
The Irish Ulysses
Joyce’s Revenge: History, Politics, and Aesthetics in Ulysses

Notes & Annotation on Finnegans Wake
A Symposium: Our Exagmination round his factification for incamination of Work in Progress
A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake
Annotations to Finnegans Wake
A Reader’s Guide to Finnegans Wake
Joyce’s Book of the Dark
Song in the Works of James Joyce
Structure and Motif in Finnegans Wake
A Concordance to Finnegans Wake
The Books at the Wake
Vico’s Doctrine of Ricorso in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Narrator and Character in Finnegans Wake
Third Census of Finnegans Wake
A Finnegans Wake Gazetteer
Finnegans Wake: A Plot Summary
Joyce’s Use of Colors: Finnegans Wake and the Earlier Works
Joyce’s Waking Women
Joyce’s Grand Operoar: Opera in Finnegans Wake
The Adventures of the Detected Detective: Sherlock Holmes in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
The Wake Newslitter CD-ROM

General Criticism
James Joyce and the Common Reader
A Reader’s Guide to James Joyce
ReJoyce (Or: “Here Comes Everybody”)
The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce
James Joyce – A Collection of Critical Essays
James Joyce – Modern Critical Interpretations
Joyce’s Voices
Introducing Joyce
James Joyce A to Z : The Essential Reference to the Life and Work
Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory and History
James Joyce: A Short Introduction

Specific Criticism
The Aesthetics of Chaosmos: The Middle Ages of James Joyce
James Joyce and the Politics of Desire
James Joyce and the Question of History
Molly Blooms: A Polylogue on ‘Penelope’ and Cultural Studies
Modernism’s Body: Sex, Culture, and Joyce
Joyce, Chaos & Complexity
Bronze by Gold: The Music of Joyce
Semicolonial Joyce
Joyces Mistakes: Problems of Intention, Irony, and Interpretation

Biography: Life & Times
My Brother’s Keeper
James Joyce (Richard Ellman)
James Joyce: The Years of Growth 1992-1915
Joyce Images
James Joyce and Trieste
James Joyce: A Life
The Complete Dublin Diary of Stanislaus Joyce
Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation
Nora: A Biography of Nora Joyce
Dear Miss Weaver: Harriet Shaw Weaver 1876-1961
John Stanislaus Joyce: The Voluminous Life and Genius of James Joyce’s Father
Dublin in the Age of William Butler Yeats and James Joyce
Dublin’s Joyce
James Joyce’s Ireland
James Joyce Reflections of Ireland
James Joyce’s Dublin
Joyce’s Dublin : A Walking Guide to Ulysses
“Dear Dirty Dublin”: A City in Distress, 1899-1916
Dublin in Bloomtime
yes I said yes I will Yes. :A Celebration of James Joyce, Ulysses, and 100 Years of Bloomsday

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