ISBN: 978-0-900675-78-8 21.0 x 13.8 cm. 356 pp. 1979
A paperback edition of the out-of-print hardback Sunshine & the Moon's Delight
The essays in this book (first published in 1972) demonstrate the universal appeal of J. M. Synge’s writings and his influence in the world. Collected and published in commemoration of the centenary of his birth, the volume originates from the oldest ‘modern’ university in the Arab world, and the contributions come from many countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Syria and the United States.
The collection consists of essays dealing with specific works (drama, poetry and prose) as well as with general studies of Synge as man and artist.
The book brings together in one volume some of the different kinds of work being carried out in the field of Synge studies.
It has not only proved of value to scholars, but is also a most useful reference work for students at schools and universities. It is edited by Suheil Badi Bushrui, who was born in Jordan,and was at that time Chairman of the Department of English at the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. of Southampton University (England), where he was a British Council Scholar. He taught at the University of Ibadan (Nigeria), Calgary and York (Canada), and lectured at African, American, English and continental universities. In 1963 he was awarded the Una Ellis-Fermor Prize for his work on W. B. Yeats, on whom he has published four books; Yeats’s Verse Plays; The Revisions, 1900-1910 (1965); W. B. Yeats; Centenary Essays (1965); Shi'un Min Yeats (1969), the first book in Arabic on Yeats; and Images and Memories; A Pictorial Record of the life and works of W. B. Yeats (1970).
He has also written on English, Arabic and African literatures as well as on Anglo-Irish literature, his main interest. He organised the Gibran International Festival in Beirut (1970), and edited An Introduction to Kahlil Gibran (1970) and several other works on Gibran and Ameen Rhiani. He was President of the Association of University Teachers of English in the Arab World. He died on 10 September 2015. Obituaries can be found at http://ysnews.com/news/2015/09/suheil-badi-bushrui and at http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bs-md-ob-suheil-bushrui-20150927-story.html, https://arabhyphen.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/suheil-badi-bushrui-passes-away-1929-2015/ and elsewhere.More info →
Published to mark the centenary of Joyce's birth, this collection has a foreword by Richard Ellmann, a message from Samuel Beckett, and essays by Bernard Benstock, Paul & Sylvia Botheroyd, Terence Brown, Suheil Bushrui, Paul van Caspel, Dominic Daniel, Phillip Herring, Declan Kiberd, Augustine Martin, Vivian Mercier, David Norris, John Paul Riquelme, Charles Rossmann, Ann Saddlemyer, Thomas F.Staley and Francis Warner, as well as poems by Suzanne Brown, Suheil Bushrui, John Montague and Gearóid Ó Clérigh, and a chronology. It covers every aspect of Joyce's work, with essays on each of the major works, on his poetry, and studies on various aspects of his life, the influence of Rimbaud, Joyce's connections with the Irish Dramatic Movement, and Joyce in Dublin, as well as essays on Joyce scholarship up to the date of publication.
'All in all, a rewarding compilation, rarely arid, and frequently vivacious.' Sunday Tribune
'an excellent book, one of the most provocative and rewarding in the current centenary-year cornucopia.' Books Ireland'
A Message from Samuel Beckett
In Memoriam Sir Desmond Cochrane 1918-1979
Foreword: JOYCE AFTER A HUNDRED YEARS. Richard Ellmann
Introduction. Suheil Badi Bushrui and Bernard Benstock
JAMES JOYCE - NÓ SÉAMAS SEOIGHE. Gearóid Ó Clérigh
DUBLIN OF DUBLINERS. Terence Brown
THE READER'S ROLE IN A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN. Charles Rossman
EXILES: A MORAL STATEMENT. Dominic Daniel
ON THE NATURE OF EVIDENCE IN ULYSSES. Bernard Benstock
JOHN EGLINTON AS SOCRATES: A STUDY OF `SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS'. Vivian Mercier
TWISTS OF THE TELLER'S TALE: FINNEGANS WAKE. John Paul Riquelme
THE POETRY OF JAMES JOYCE. FRANCIS WARNER
JAMES JOYCE. John Montague
A TURNIP FOR THE BOOKS: JAMES JOYCE, A CENTENARY TRIBUTE. David Norris
SIN AND SECRECY IN JOYCE'S FICTION. Augustine Martin
THE VULGARITY OF HEROICS: JOYCE'S ULYSSES. Declan Kiberd
NIGHT FOX: FOR JAMES JOYCE. Suzanne Brown
JOYCE AND RIMBAUD. AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY. Phillip Herring
JAMES JOYCE AND THE IRISH DRAMATIC MOVEMENT. Ann Saddlemyer
THE WANDERS: FOR JAMES JOYCE. Suheil Bushrui
JOYCE STUDIES IN THE NETHERLANDS. Paul van Caspel
JOYCE IN GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND. Paul and Sylvia Botheroyd
JOYCE IN THE ARAB WORLD. Suheil Bushrui
FOLLOWING ARIADNE'S STRING: TRACING JOYCE SCHOLARSHIP
INTO THE EIGHTIES. Thomas F.Staley
Notes on Contributors
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