James Joyce
Suhrkamp, Germany, 1972, German
ISBN: 9783518013502
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Thomas Girst

The 1972 German edition of Joyce’s 1916 novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is an example of the great book design by Willy Fleckhaus for the Frankfurt-based publisher Suhrkamp. Fleckhaus also art-directed Twen magazine together with Heinz Edelmann and his visual language for Suhrkamp continued for almost half a century. Out of the thousands of books he designed (where, as for Bibliothek Suhrkamp, only the color of the cover and that of the horizontal line under the title would change in countless variations), I picked a most inspiring read by James Joyce as he is almost as dear to me as Proust, certainly on a par with Walser and Musil.

Also see A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

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