James Joyce's Manuscripts and Letters at the University of Buffalo: Essays in Culture and Counterculture

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The approximately 20,000 pages of Joyce manuscripts and letters in the Lockwood Memorial Library of the University of Buffalo here catalogued by Dr. Spielberg offer scholars and critics much unpublished and unsifted material for the explication and examination of Joyce’s individual works, as well as the raw material necessary for a detailed exploration of James Joyce’s creative process.

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While on the faculty of the University of Buffalo, Peter Spielberg devoted nearly three years to the task of cataloguing the manuscripts and letters of James Joyce held in the collection of the University’s Lockwood Memorial Library. “A full and true appreciation of the collection will come to light only through its continued use by Joyce scholars,” he says. “With this aim in mind I have undertaken the task of briefly charting and laying out for inspection a portion of the Joycean labyrinth.”

Born in Vienna, Dr. Spielberg came to America in 1940, a refugee from the Nazis. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the College of the City of New York and his master’s at New York University. From 1958 to 1961 he was an instructor in English at the University of Buffalo, where he took his Ph.D. He is now an instructor in English at Brooklyn College.

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SUNY Press
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Published on
Jan 1, 1962
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Pages
241
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ISBN
9781438420776
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English
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Biography & Autobiography / Political
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