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Gary Pearce

Gary Pearce

Gary Pearce has written for publications such as Jacobin, Overland, and Eureka Street.

Gary Pearce reviews 'Consuming Joyce: 100 Years of Ulysses in Ireland' by John McCourt and 'One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s Ulysses' edited by Colm Tóibín

August 2022, no. 445 28 July 2022
James Joyce’s Ulysses was published 100 years ago by American Sylvia Beach, who ran a Parisian bookstore called Shakespeare and Company. The early history of the work was marked by controversy and censorship. The centenary is being marked by numerous publications in celebration of the work by writers, academic Joyceans, and even the odd Irish ambassador. John McCourt’s Consuming Joyce: 100 yea ... (read more)

Gary Pearce reviews 'Raymond Williams at 100' edited by Paul Stasi and 'Culture and Politics: Class, writing, socialism' by Raymond Williams

March 2022, no. 440 22 February 2022
The 2021 centenary of Raymond Williams’s birth was a moment of acknowledgment but also involved some assessment and testing of his ongoing relevance. Williams seemed to live many lives: son of a railway worker in rural Wales, Communist Party member, wartime tank commander, tutor in the Workers’ Educational Association, novelist, author of key texts within cultural and media studies, professor ... (read more)