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James Joyce (1882-1941)
I Hear an Army
I hear an army charging upon the land,
And the thunder of horses plunging; foam about their knees:
Arrogant, in black armour,behind them stand,
Disdaining the reins, with fluttering whips, the Charioteers.
They cry into the night their battle name:
I moan in sleep when I hear afar their whirling laughter.
They cleave the gloom of dreams, a blinding flame,
Clanging, clanging upon the heart as upon an anvil.
They come shaking in triumph their long grey hair:
They come out of the sea and run shouting by the shore.
My heart, have you no wisdom thus to despair?
My love, my love, my love, why have you left me alone?
[Des Imagistes, 1914]
Note: a version with different lineation appears as Chamber Music XXXVI.
- Anderson, C. G., James Joyce (1986)
- Arnold, Bruce, The Scandal of Ulysses: The Sensational Life of a 20th-Century Masterpiece (1992)
- Attridge, Derek, ed., The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce (1990)
- Bell, R. H., Joco Serious Joyce (1991)
- Benstock, Bernard, ed., The Seventh of Joyce (1982)
- Bishop, John, Joyce's Book of the Dark: Finnegan's Wake (1986)
- Bloom, Harold, ed., James Joyce (New York: Chelsea House, 1986)
- -----, ed., James Joyce's Ulysses (New York: Chelsea House, 1987)
- Burgess, Anthony, Joysprick: An Introduction to the Language of James Joyce (1975)
- -----, Re Joyce (1968)
- Campbell, Joseph, and Robinson, H. M., A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake (1977)
- Costello, P., James Joyce: The Years of Growth, 1882-1915 (1993)
- Deming, R., James Joyce (1987)
- Ellmann, Richard, James Joyce, rev. ed. (1982)
- -----, Ulysses on the Liffey (1972)
- Fargnoli, A. Nicholas, and Gillespie, Michael P., James Joyce A to Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work (New York: Facts On File, 1995)
- French, Marilyn, The Book as World: James Joyce's Ulysses (New York: Paragon House, 1993)
- Gilbert, Stuart, James Joyce's Ulysses, 2d ed. (1955)
- Groden, Michael, Ulysses in Progress (1987)
- Jaffares, A. Norman, and Kennelly, Brandan, ed., Joycechoyce: The Poems in Verse and Prose of James Joyce (Schull, West Cork: Roberts Rinehart, 1992)
- Joyce, James, Letters, 3 vols., vol. 1, ed. by Stuart Gilbert (1957), vols. 2-3 ed. by Richard Ellmann (1966)
- Kain, Richard, Fabulous Voyager (1947)
- Kenner, Hugh, Dublin's Joyce (1987)
- -----, Joyce's Voices (1978)
- Levin, Harry, James Joyce: A Critical Introduction (1960)
- Litz, A. Walton, James Joyce (1964)
- Maddox, Brenda, Nora (1988)
- Peake, Charles, James Joyce: The Citizen and the Artist (1977)
- Potts, Willard, ed., Portraits of the Artist in Exile: Recollections of James Joyce by Europeans (1979; repr. 1986)
- Scott, Bonnie K., James Joyce (1987)
- -----, Joyce and Feminism (1984)
- Sultan, Stanley, Eliot, Joyce and Company (New York: Oxford UP, 1987)
I've compiled the above information referring to some standard reference materials, including The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Grolier Encyclopedia, etc.
- James Joyce Reads (New York: Caedmon, 1992)
This 46-minute cassette contains the only recording ever made of Joyce himself reading from Ulysses.
- Joyce's Poems
E-text of Joyce's poems. Selected and maintained here--growing :)
For an annotated list, with copyright problems, of e-text versions of Joyce's works, see Electronic Texts, compiled by Rob Callahan.
- Work in Progress: A Website Devoted to the Writings of James Joyce
Said to be the best resource for Joyce studies on the web. On-site and off-site links. Maintained by Rob Callahan of Temple University.
- Bronze by Gold: James Joyce and Music
Specializes in Joyce and music, and features pages of composers and musicians who have written works based on or inspired by Joyce's work. Composers include Albert, Barber, Berio, Cage, Takemitsu, et al.; musicians include Barrett, Bush, Morrison, the Pogues, Reed, et al. Part of a larger Joyce site called Bronze by Gold, a site which explores Joyce from all possible directions. Maintained by Allen Ruch.
- James Joyce Quarterly
Subscriptions to individuals: $22.00 a year US, or $24.00 elsewhere. Subscription inquiries to James Joyce Quarterly, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104 USA.
- The Trieste Joyce School
The official programme of the 1999 edition of the 'Trieste Joyce School'. The School will be held 4-10 July.
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