Everyman's Joyce

Everyman's Joyce

By W. Terrence Gordon; Eri Hamaji; Jacob Albert

Mark Batty Publisher, Hardcover, 9780979554681, 147pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009


“Pablo Picasso dismissed James Joyce as an obscure writer that all the world can understand.”

Through the power of illustration the Everyman’s Series illuminates complex bodies of work by some of the 20th century’s most vital thinkers. Picasso’s assessment of James Joyce as a writer that “all the world can understand” speaks to how a perspective that favors the visual can see through dense texts, allowing meaning to take shape.

W. Terrence Gordon’s examination of the James Joyce canon and its impact on the world, both in terms of literature and culture at large, provides accessible and singular evaluations of why Joyce, no matter how impenetrable his books may seem on the surface, continues to attract readers today. In Everyman's Joyce, Gordon’s close readings and biographical insight gel with contemporary visual cues that usher Joyce into the 21st century.

About the Author
W. Terrence Gordon has published more than twenty books including "Marshall McLuhan: Escape into Understanding" (Gingko Press) and "Linguistics For Beginners". Gordon has also been the editor of the Marshall McLuhan Publishing Program at Gingko Press for the past 12 years, and is currently Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When he is not busy writing or teaching, Gordon photographs the haunting beauty of Nova Scotia, Canada, where he has lived since the 1970s.