Saturday, August 16, 2008

Literature: Reading List for Joyce and His Antecedents

The initial thread for the literature entries for FCLA Friday will focus on James Joyce and his antecedents. New posts should appear at the rate of about once a month. The reading list is below.

  • J.W. von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (Discussion here.)

  • Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

  • Gustave Flaubert, A Simple Heart

  • Walter Pater, Imaginary Portraits

  • Henrik Ibsen, When We Dead Awaken

  • Gabriele d'Annunzio, The Flame

  • James Joyce, Dubliners

  • James Joyce, "The Dead"

  • James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • James Joyce, Exiles

  • James Joyce, Ulysses

  • James Joyce, Finnegans Wake


Greg FitzPatrick said...

While reading "The Dead" I recommend reading Anne Pigone's line-for-line modern day rip-off called "The Ugly", where all the characters have switched gender and live 100 years later in Boulder, Colorado.
Both stories are on line side by side at
The dead and the Ugly

Pol C said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Pigone. I'll think about it for an accompanying "F" entry in the FCLA Friday feature.