(1882-1941), an Irish poet and novelist, was one of the most celebrated writers of the twentieth century. His works include Ulysses
and Finnegans Wake
. Karl Ove Knausgaard
(foreword) is the author of the New York Times
bestselling six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle,
a global literary phenomenon that has won numerous international literary awards and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He was born in 1968 in Oslo, Norway, and now lives in Sweden. Seamus Deane
(introduction and notes), professor of English and the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and the general editor of the works of James Joyce for Penguin Classics.
Roman Muradov (cover illustrator) has done illustrations for an array of clients, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, NPR, and Dark Horse Comics. He lives in San Francisco.