21.6.11

Gordon Bowker's biography of James Joyce

From 'Sunny Jim' to 'Herr Satan'
Richard Davenport-Hines reviews Gordon Bowker's new biography of James Joyce in the Telegraph: '"Sunny Jim” was James Joyce’s boyhood nickname in Victorian Dublin, and “Herr Satan” was the epithet by which he was known in Zurich during the final phase of his life. It is Gordon Bowker’s task, in this deft, accomplished biography, to explain how Sunny Jim became Herr Satan.' [Read More]