Cary, Joyce

Joyce Carey
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Joyce Cary was born Arthur Joyce Lunel in Derry City in 1888, the family home being Castle Cary in Inishowen, Co Donegal. He settled in Oxford in 1920, having been wounded during World War I.

His Novels include Aissa Saved (London, Ernest Benn 1932); An American Visitor (Ernest Benn 1933); The African Witch (London, Victor Gollancz, 1936); Castle Corner (Victor Gollancz 1938); Mister Johnson (Victor Gollancz, 1939/New York, Harper, 1951); Charley is My Darling (London, Michael Joseph 1940/Harper, 1960); A House of Children (Michael Joseph, 1941); Herself Surprised (Michael Joseph, 1941); To be a Pilgrim (Michael Joseph 1942); The Horse’s Mouth (Michael Joseph, 1944); The Moonlight (Michael Joseph 1946/Harper, 1947); A Fearful Joy (Michael Joseph, 1949/ Harper 1950); Prisoner of Grace (Michael Joseph/ Harper, 1952); Except the Lord (Michael Joseph/Harper, 1953); Not Honour More (Michael Joseph/ Harper, 1955).

His short stories were published as Spring Song and other Stories (1960).

His other prose works include Power in Men, (London, Nicolson & Watson, 1939); Britain and West Africa (London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1946); and The Case for African Freedom (London, Secker & Warburg, 1941); Process of Real Freedom (London, Michael Joseph, 1943); and Art and Reality (Cambridge University Press, 1958). His poetry includes The Drunken Sailor, illustrated by the author (Michael Joseph, 1947). His selected essays, edited by AG Bishop, were posthumously published as Selected Essays (Michael Joseph, 1976).

He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1955, and died in 1957.

Joyce Cary at Wikipedia

The Paris Review Interview

Joyce Cary at The National Library of Ireland