This section includes a list of every preliminary source consulted in the compilation of this bibliography.

Joyce and Sylvia Beach, in the doorway of Shakespeare & Co., Paris

Print Resources

"His passion for truth, however unpalatable, is a contagion which he would have his readers and admirers share...implicit in his work there is a new notion of greatness, greatness not as an effulgence but as a burrowing that occasionally reaches the surface of speech or action." Biographer Richard Ellman, James Joyce


Ellmann, Richard. James Joyce (New and Revised Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Joyce, Stanislaus. My Brother’s Keeper: James Joyce’s Early Years. London: Faber, 1958.

Maddox, Brenda. Nora. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

McCourt, John. James Joyce: A Passionate Exile. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2001.

O’Brien, Edna. James Joyce. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999.

Critical Guides to Primary Works

Atherton, James S. The Books at the Wake: A Study of Literary Allusions in James Joyce’s ‘Finnegans Wake’. Mamaroneck, NY: Paul P. Appel, 1973.

Attridge, Derek, ed. The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Beckett, Samuel, et al. Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress. London: Faber, 1972.

Benstock, Shari, and Bernard Benstock. Who’s He When He’s at Home: A James Joyce Directory. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1980.

Bidwell, Bruce, and Linda Heffer. The Joycean Way: Topographic Guide to ‘Dubliners’ & ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981.

Blamires, Harry. The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Joyce’s Ulysses.

Budgen, Frank. James Joyce and the Making of ‘Ulysses’. London: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Füger, Wilhelm, ed. Concordance to James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’. New York: Georg Olms, 1980.

Gifford, Don. ’Ulysses’ Annotated. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1989.

Gilbert, Stuart. James Joyce’s Ulysses. New York: Random House, 1955.

Hart, Clive. A Concordance to ‘Finnegans Wake’. Mamaroneck, NY: Paul P. Appel, 1973.

McHugh, Roland. Annotations to ‘Finnegans Wake’. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Mood, John. Joyce's Ulysses for Everyone, or How To Skip Reading It The First Time. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2004.

Steppe, Wolfhard, and Hans Walter Gabler. A Handlist to James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’. New York: Garland, 1986.

General Criticism/Miscellaneous Subjects

Bloom, Harold, ed. James Joyce: Modern Critical Views. New York: Chelsea House, 1986.

Brown, Richard. James Joyce and Sexuality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Chace, William M., ed. Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1974.

Deming, Robert H., ed. James Joyce: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge, 1970.

Ellmann, Richard, ed. Selected Joyce Letters.New York: The Viking Press, 1975.

Ellsworth, Mason, and Richard Ellmann, eds. Critical Writings. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989.

Friedman, Susan Stanford, ed. Joyce: The Return of the Repressed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993.

Henke, Suzette A. James Joyce and the Politics of Desire. London: Routledge, 1990.

Herr, Cheryl. Joyce’s Anatomy of Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

Hodgart, Matthew J.C., and Mabel P. Worthington. Songs in the Works of James Joyce. New York: Columbia Uni. Press, 1959.

Kenner, Hugh. Dublin’s Joyce. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987.

Moseley, Virginia. Joyce and the Bible. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1967.

Norris, David, and Carl Flint. Joyce for Beginners. Cambridge: Icon Books, 1994.

Reizbaum, Marilyn. James Joyce’s Judaic Other. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.

Scott, Bonnie Kime. Joyce and Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984.

Web Resources
Listed in no particular order

"You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity too." from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

"...sometimes bleak, more often comic and desperately joyous." James Joyce on life

Brazen Head
James Joyce Portal
The James Joyce Centre, Dublin
Guardian Joyce Webguide
Ulysses for Dummies
More Joyce web sites
The Unknown James Joyce
Joycean Map
James Joyce: A to Z Writers
James Joyce Quarterly
Architectural Dublin
Joyce Dublin Walk
Joyce Reads a blurb from Ulysses

Reference Works

Bruccoli, Matthew J. et al, eds. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit: Gale Research, 1978-
Humanities Index. New York: Wilson, 1974-
Serafin, Steven, ed. Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century. Detroit: St. James Press, 1999.
Seymour-Smith, Martin. The New Guide to Modern World Literature. New York: Harper Collins, 1985.
Welch, Robert, and Bruce Stewart. The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature. New York: Clarendon Press, 1996.
Pocket Biographical Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam Webster, 1996.

Databases are accessible via password for Simmons College students

FirstSearch - Book Reviews
Article 1st
MLA Bibliography
Contemporary Authors
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Library Literature
I also used for my research.

Influences/Supplemental Reading

Homer The Odyssey. - This epic provides a loose framework for Ulysses.

Ibsen, Henrik. The Memorial Edition of the Plays of Henrik Ibsen. Washington, D.C.: American Agency, 1930. - Joyce was a great admirer of Ibsen's works.

Rosenthal, M.L., ed. “Who Goes with Fergus?” in Selected Poems and Two Plays of William Butler Yeats. New York: Collier Books, 1962. – This poem surfaces many times in Stephen’s mind in Ulysses.

Shakespeare, William. “Hamlet” in The Tragedies of William Shakespeare. New York: The Heritage Press, 1959. – The play is discussed at length by many of the characters in Ulysses.

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31 July 2001. This Joyce site was created by Laura Leone, for the fulfillment of the final assignment in
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