The Epiphanies reflect aspects of Joyce’s life at the time when they were written, a formative period in Joyce’s life. They are like snapshots, recording specific and minute fragments of life and they are presented without commentary. Often these fragments appear without a given context, making it difficult to determine Joyce’s intention and meaning. Some of the epiphanies are rendered as dramatic dialogue while others are simple prose descriptions or prose poems.
Northwestern University Press 1965
The Estate of James Joyce
Grace Smith, McCann Fitzgerald Solicitors
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