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The Joyce girl : a novel of Jazz Age Paris / Annabel Abbs.

Abbs, Annabel, (author.).

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Summary:

The review in the Paris Times in November 1928 is rapturous in its praise of Lucia Joyce's skill and artistry as a dancer...Acolytes regularly visit the Joyce apartment to pay homage to Ireland's exiled literary genius. Among them is a tall, thin young man named Samuel Beckett--a fellow Irish expat who idolizes Joyce and with whom Lucia becomes romantically involved. Lucia is both gifted and motivated, training tirelessly with some of the finest teachers in the world...And as her relationship with Beckett sours, Lucia's dreams unravel, as does her hope of a life beyond her father's shadow. With Lucia's behavior growing increasingly erratic, James Joyce sends her to pioneering psychoanalyst Carl Jung. There, at last, she will tell her own story--a fascinating, heartbreaking account of thwarted ambition, passionate creativity, and the power of love to both inspire and destroy. -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
The Dalles Wasco County Library ABBS (Text) 33892006610951 FICTION New/High Demand None 07/31/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0062912879
  • ISBN: 9780062912879
  • Physical Description: 460 pages, 10 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"James Joyce was her father. Samuel Beckett was her lover. This is her story." -- from front cover.
Includes discussion questions.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [457]-458).
Summary, etc.:
The review in the Paris Times in November 1928 is rapturous in its praise of Lucia Joyce's skill and artistry as a dancer...Acolytes regularly visit the Joyce apartment to pay homage to Ireland's exiled literary genius. Among them is a tall, thin young man named Samuel Beckett--a fellow Irish expat who idolizes Joyce and with whom Lucia becomes romantically involved. Lucia is both gifted and motivated, training tirelessly with some of the finest teachers in the world...And as her relationship with Beckett sours, Lucia's dreams unravel, as does her hope of a life beyond her father's shadow. With Lucia's behavior growing increasingly erratic, James Joyce sends her to pioneering psychoanalyst Carl Jung. There, at last, she will tell her own story--a fascinating, heartbreaking account of thwarted ambition, passionate creativity, and the power of love to both inspire and destroy. -- from back cover.
Subject: Joyce, Lucia, 1907-1982 > Fiction.
Joyce, James, 1882-1941 > Fiction.
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 > Fiction.
Women dancers > Fiction.
Exiles > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Novels.

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