La storia della figlia di James Joyce, Lucia, che desiderava diventare una ballerina, ma che passò trent'anni della sua vita in un manicomio. Il rifiuto del padre alla sua carriera di ballerina probabilmente ebbe un ruolo nella sua malattia: anche se amava molto sua figlia, Joyce era infatti convinto che fosse più consono per lei rilegare libri che "fare saltelli su un palco". La vita di Lucia viene raccontata attraverso la difficile relazione con il padre (che rifiutava la sua carriera di ballerina), l'intrico bohémien della relazione tra i suoi genitori, il suo amore per Samuel Beckett, l'odio nei confronti di sua madre, infine la pazzia. Un volume "biografico" dove Mary Talbot ci espone nel dettaglio la vita di Lucia in tutta la sua miseria.
- ISBN: 8894818306
- Casa Editrice: NPE
- Pagine: 96
Cultural evolution is always a tricky endeavor, inevitably littering the social landscape with a detritus made of the the scattered limbs of rituals, mores, and institutions that couldn't get out of the way quickly enough. Both vanguard and old guard are sacrificed in the collision of ideals. And so Leggi tutto
What do two women, one born in 1907 to James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, and the other born in 1954 to James S. and Nora Atherton, have in common? Have they led strangely parallel lives, and if so, how are these parallels intriguing, instructive or clarifying? That is the mystery set up at the beginnin Leggi tutto
Actual rating 3.5/5 stars. This fascinating graphic novel was part-memoir and part-biography with two coming-of-age stories simultaneously featured: that of author, Mary Talbot’s, own, and the other of Lucia Joyce’s, daughter of infamous post-modern writer, James Joyce. Many features of these two stor Leggi tutto
"Dotter of Her Father's Eyes" is about the father/daughter relationships of two women - Mary Talbot, wife of Bryan Talbot (writer/artist extraordinaire of such books as Luther Arkwright, One Bad Rat, Nemesis the Warlock, Sandman, and the Grandville series), and Lucia Joyce, daughter of legendary nov Leggi tutto
The art isn’t top shelf and the story is a bit slow in places but it was a bit entertaining. A woman finds her father’s passport and remembers her childhood. Her father was emotionally absent. Meanwhile her father is more interested in the life of the daughter of a poet’s life.
Helt grei og veldig lett lest, men også kjedlig og forutsigbar. De fleste biografier, eller det som er deromkring som denne, er som oftest forutsigbare men kommer likevel med overraskelser her og der.
Dotter of Her Father's Eyes is a book unlike any other I've read, a combined graphic biography (of Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce) and autobiography (of the graphic novel's writer, Mary M. Talbot, daughter of Joyce scholar James S. Atherton and a respected academic in her own right). Talbot ha Leggi tutto
This was enjoyable enough but I don't understand why it won the Costa prize for biography. If readers who wouldn't otherwise look at a graphic novel are encouraged to do so then that's great, but this isn't an outstanding example of the genre. This book covers fairly similar territory to Alison Bech Leggi tutto
Interesting tale of two daughters, both sort of cast off or neglected or verbally abused by their famous fathers, one, Lucia, daughter of James Joyce, tragically lost due to parental mistreatment; the other, Mary Talbot, the author and feminist literary critic, the daughter of a famed Joyce scholar, Leggi tutto
I'm not sure this book hangs together very well. And the author's own story sort of begs for more examination. But I did enjoy the story of Lucia Joyce.
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