Joyce Cary


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Joyce Cary (born Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary, December 7, 1888 – March 29, 1957) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and artist.

Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary was born in a hospital in Derry, Ireland, on December 7, 1888. His family had been landlords in Inishowen in County Donegal since Elizabethan times, but lost their property after passage of the Irish Land Act in 1882. Cary's grandfather died soon ... more »

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  • ''Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul—politics does the same thing for the body.''
    Joyce Cary (1888-1957), British author. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).
  • ''The will is never free—it is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the car—it can't steer.''
    Joyce Cary (1888-1957), British author. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).
  • ''For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.''
    Joyce Cary (1888-1957), British author. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).
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