|About the Book|
Much attention has been given to Joyces life in Dublin and Paris, but his productive years in Trieste have not received the same attention. In a thoroughly documented account, Hartshorn presents a clear, accessible study of Joyces love/hate relationship with the city, the work he produced there, and the influence of Trieste on his writing.The book begins with a brief overview of Triestes history prior to Joyces arrival in 1904, and follows Joyces life there until World War I, a period in which he completed DEGREESIDubliners DEGREESR and DEGREESIA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man DEGREESR, and began DEGREESIUlysses DEGREESR. Joyce then departed for the safety of Zurich and the book concludes with his brief return of eight months to Trieste in 1919. Hartshorn has drawn from many previously untapped sources, providing a fascinating look at Joyces Trieste years that no other Joyce biographer has yet to reveal.