James Joyce is known most widely as a "difficult" writer, even if he is no longer thought of as a "dirty" one. Yet many readers--and not just in colleges and universities--have discovered his books to be funny, moving, illuminating, and packed with memorable moments. There are some simple ways to overcome the initial intimidation that Joyce's style can cause. Moving through all of Joyce's major books, from the deceptive clarity of "Dubliners" to the apparent craziness of "Finnegans Wake," Derek Attridge demonstrates that ...