'Poems and Exiles' Edited with an Introduction and notes by J.C.C. Mays.
It is only James Joyce's towering genius as a novelist that has led to the comparative neglect of his poetry and sole surviving play. And yet, argues Mays in his stimulating and informative introduction, several of these works not only occupy a pivotal position in Joyce's career; they are also magnificently assured achievements in their own right. 'Chamber Music' is an 'extraordinary debut', fusing the styles of the nineties and the Irish Revival with irony and characteristics verbal exuberance.