“Burgess has written a study of the most brilliant and humane of twentieth-century humanists.” (Philip Toynbee - The Observer)
“Recognizing the coming and cosmic in Joyce, [Burgess] proceeds with his self-imposed task of unraveling meaning by scrutinizing the layers of a mind that was encyclopedic in dimension. . . . He has defined the perimeter of Joyce's adventure in both Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake. . . . It took Burgess to place Joyce's satire in its proper orbit.” (Saturday Review)
Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.
Anthony Burgess's "ReJoyce" is simply a great guide for both new and seasoned fans of James Joyce. Read morePublished 2 months ago by transargonaut
By far the best appreciation of Joyce that I have ever read. Mr. Burgess is magnificent with his details, relating them to context and presenting them with his own half sardonic,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Miranda Martin
Anthony Burgess' Re Joyce is an excellent guide to anyone who is re-reading the works of James Joyce or are discovering him for the first time. Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by MJHDO10
I am reading Finnegans Wake and I think this book will be valuable
to me for a better understanding of the James Joyce's work.
Burgess is very smart, and he's probably a better scholar of Joyce than writer himself. This book has great insight into Ulysses which I enjoyed learning after reading Ulysses for... Read morePublished on October 13, 2008 by A. D. hodgson
Burgess is a novelist of tremendous linguistic energy and inventiveness, one who searches out many worlds, scholarly and not. Read morePublished on January 20, 2005 by Shalom Freedman