Example sentences for: joyce

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  • The New York Times Book Review declares it one of the year's "ten best books," and Joyce Carol Oates, writing in The New Yorker (for which Updike often writes), calls it "the most inventive of his myriad fiction.

  • This latest installment of the "Penguin Lives" series is well received, even though it trails Richard Ellman's definitive 900-page Joyce tome, which was deemed "probably this century's best biography of a writer" (David Kippen, the San Francisco Chronicle ). Undaunted, novelist O'Brien attempts something entirely different: She gives 179 pages of "hardheaded hagiography in which she spends a lot of time knocking Joyce around" (Robert Sullivan, the New York Times Book Review ). It's notable not for its wide net, but for its precision, economy, and insight: "a first-rate appraisal of a master … a model of pristine brevity" (Robert Taylor, the Boston Globe ). One complaint: The book contains an "impressive number of inaccuracies of a factual nature," such as misidentifying the poet laureate of Victorian Ireland and misquoting critic Walter Pater (Thomas Flannagan, the Los Angeles Times ). (This Joyce site has essays, links, and message boards on the author.)

  • A cynic might suggest that by heretofore honoring the 78-year-old Salinger's privacy, Joyce has shrewdly protected her investment.

  • The article unpacked what would prove to be Joyce's life baggage: a chirpy, articulate writing style; a weather eye for Zeitgeist shifts; and a narcissistic obsession with herself.

  • At Sandycove, below the Joyce Museum, is the famous Forty Foot bathing spot, once a men’s nude beach, but now open to everyone.

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