Exploring Moore’s early years in Paris and his ongoing engagement with the experimental modernity of his French models, these essays offer new insights into this cosmopolitan writer’s work. Moore emerges as a turn-of-the-century European artist whose eclectic writings reflect the complex evolution of literature from Naturalism to Modernism through Symbolism and Decadence.
Brendan Fleming - The Leaving of Paris: Some Contrasts and Parallels between George Moore and James Joyce
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The Leaving of Paris: Some Contrasts and Parallels between George Moore and James Joyce
In September 1929, George Moore and James Joyce had the first of three meetings, the final one being in September 1931. Moore described that first meeting to W. K. Magee:
Joyce is in London – he paid me a long visit. He was distinguished, courteous, respectful, and I was the same; he seemed anxious to accord me the first place. I demurred, and declared him first in Europe. We agreed that our careers were not altogether dissimilar, and he added, ‘Paris has played an equal part in our lives’.1
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