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The Joyceworks
Welcome to the Joyceworks! This section is the heart of the Brazen Head. Here you will find a wealth of information about James Joyce’s style, information about his complete works, and some advice for the first time reader. As this is a pretty tall order, I’ve taken the liberty of breaking it up into separate sections:

The Artfull Eye– “Why read James Joyce?” A somewhat fanatical essay on Joyce, his works, his importance, and why people write somewhat fanatical essays about him.

Quailigans Quake– A small essay on Joyce’s narrative technique, and a few general words of advice on how to first approach to his work.

The Essential Canon – Reviews and information about his four main books: Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake. Each entry includes a synopsis, original commentary, a list of useful resources, and specific advice for the first time reader.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Finnegans Wake

The Minor Arcana – A listing of Joyce’s “lesser” works, including his poetry, Stephen Hero, Giocomo Joyce, and Exiles. Each entry includes a short synopsis, and a few words in way of a review.

–Allen B. Ruch
23 June 2003

Minbad the Mailer and Hinbad the Hailer and Rinbad the Railer and Dinbad the Kailer and Vinbad the Quailer – Send email to the Great Quail – comments, suggestions, corrections, criticisms, submissions . . . all are welcome!

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