FIRST EDITION OF INTRODUCING JAMES JOYCE: A SELECTION OF JOYCE'S PROSE, EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE BY T.S. ELIOT
(ELIOT, T.S.) JOYCE, James. Introducing James Joyce. A Selection of Joyce's Prose. London: Faber and Faber, (1942). Slim octavo, original yellow cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $450.
First edition of this concise selection of Joyce's prose, edited and with an introductory note by T.S. Eliot.
"Among Joyce scholars, 'introducing' James Joyce has always been considered a necessity as well as an act of service to the master whose reputation as the creator of impenetrable narratives simply will not go away" (James Joyce Quarterly). Thus, T.S. Eliot's version of the selected James Joyce offers a new and important view of Joyce as seen through another great writer's lens. In his Introductory Note, Eliot attempts to justify his selections as presenting a narrative of continuity in Joyce's work, a thread that stretches from Dubliners through to Finnegans Wake. Slocum & Cahoon A54. Gallup B42. Publication date written on front free endpaper.
Book very nearly fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light wear and toning to extremities. A near-fine copy.