Excerpt from The Dublin Diary of Stanislaus Joyce
This diary was recorded with great care by a sensitive and intelligent boy who felt that something was terribly wrong with his life, who reacted by lashing out savagely at almost everything around him, who was often injudicious and unjust, but who was trying to be reasonable and honest. He did not spare others, but neither did he spare himself. He was painfully self-conscious, about his clothes, his manners, his reputation, and even the shape of his head. He recognized his own intelligence but could find no thing to do with it. He abhorred the commonplace, but everything around him, except his brother and his little cousin, appeared to be drably and deadeningly commonplace. His awkward, adolescent tenderness for little Katsy Murray, like everything else, offered him neither comfort nor hope. He could not properly be in love with her now: she was too young. He could not properly be in love with her ever, really: she was his first cousin. His attitude towards his talented brother was already what it was to remain generally throughout their lives, an utterly unselfish concern for James's comfort, welfare, success, and reputation, sustained in the face of his own wistful longings and James's thoughtless ingratitude. Stanislaus, his brother's Whetstone and keeper, wanted to emulate James but was charged with imitating him. He wanted to share James's life but was repelled by its dissipations. He wanted a place in James's circle of friends but disliked and distrusted most of the persons he met there. James on the other hand found in his younger brother a loyal ally, sympathetic towards his notions and patient of his mockery. From Stanislaus James borrowed money, clothes, ideas, and traits for the characters in his writings. Maurice Daedalus and Mr. Duffy are obvious enough. But there is more than a little of Stanislaus's envy, pride and gloom in Stephen him self.
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Descripción Cornell University Press, 1971. Estado de conservación: Good. New Ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP28950633
Descripción Cornell University Press, 1971. Estado de conservación: Fair. New Ed. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP47878934
Descripción Cornell University Press. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1-I-011-01240
Descripción Cornell University Press, 1971. Estado de conservación: Good. New Ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP93391866
Descripción Cornell University Press, 1971. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Includes original jacket lightly rubbed at edges, inside lightly foxed, now securely wrapped in attractive Mylar. Pages lightly toned, clean. Tiny imperfection on edge of first page of front mater. 188 pp. A collection of diary entries from Stanislaus Joyce, the younger brother of and constant companion to the literary giant James Joyce. "Stanislaus Joyce (December 17, 1884-June 16, 1955) was an Irish teacher, scholar, and writer who lived for many years in Italy. He was the brother of James Joyce. Considered a "whetstone" by his more famous brother, who shared his ideas and his books with him, Stanislaus was three years younger than James, and a constant boyhood companion. Stanislaus rebelled against his native Ireland as his brother had done, and in 1905, he joined James's household in Trieste on Via Caterina, 1. He worked as an English-language teacher in the Berlitz School alongside his brother. In 1903, he had already begun to keep a diary that recorded his own thoughts on philosophical and literary matter as well as those of his brother; he later resumed this diary in Trieste. This "Book of Days", as he called it, sheds light on James Joyce's life between the years 1906 and 1909. The diary indicates that Stanislaus, truly "his brother's keeper", was called upon to rescue his brother from financial difficulties time and time again. After 1908, he maintained his own address, although he may have lived with his brother again for a time in 1909. Arrested as an irredentist on December 28, 1914, at the beginning of World War I, he was interned by the Austrians at Katzenau, near Linz. After his release, he moved in with his sister Eileen's family. Stanislaus took his brother's teaching position at Trieste's Scuola Superiore di Commercio "Revoltella" in 1920; this school later became assimilated into the University of Trieste and he continued on as a non-tenured professor of English until his death. On August 13, 1928, Stanislaus married Nelly Lichtensteiger. They had one son --James-- who was born in February 1943. Due to his anti-Fascist views, Stanislaus moved to Florence sometime in 1941, where he may have been protected from the Germans by various wealthy Italian and American families. He later published Recollections of James Joyce (1950); published after his death on June 16 ("Bloomsday") were My Brother's Keeper (1957) and Dublin Diary (1962). In the 1950s, Stanislaus had also assisted Richard Ellmann, his brother's biographer, with Ellmann's monumental James Joyce (1959). Stanislaus often fought with his brother, as well as with his brother's wife Nora Barnacle, but they shared a common literary philosophy despite the fact that Stanislaus had received less advanced schooling than his brother. Stanislaus, however, would channel these instincts into sober academic study rather than wild flights of literary fancy. Of his brother, Stanislaus wrote, "It seems to me little short of a miracle that anyone should have striven to cultivate poetry or cared to get in touch with the current of European thought while living in a household such as ours, typical as it was of the squalor of a drunken generation. Some inner purpose transfigured him." He died in Trieste, and is buried at the Via della Pace cemetery." --WikipediaKeywords: WORLD LITERATURE IRISH JAMES JOYCE DIARIES. Nº de ref. de la librería 1863938