Conversations with James Joyce

Conversations with James Joyce

This volume is Power's record of the two men's encounters and conversations, whose subjects ranged from Irish literature to American politics, and from Assyrian monuments to the individual "odor of a country," which, Joyce assured his wide ...

Author: Arthur Power

Publisher: Irish Literature

ISBN: 1628972718

Category: Fiction

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A memoir of James Joyce, one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century, never before published in North America. "In the ordinary sense Joyce was not a conversationalist," writes Arthur Power, in Conversations with James Joyce. An aspiring painter and art critic, Power (of the famous whiskey family) struck up a strained, somewhat prickly friendship with the master of exile, silence, and cunning at the Bal Bullier in Paris, in the year of 1921. This volume is Power's record of the two men's encounters and conversations, whose subjects ranged from Irish literature to American politics, and from Assyrian monuments to the individual "odor of a country," which, Joyce assured his wide-eyed interlocutor, was "the gauge of its civilization." Here is a rare glimpse of the private James Joyce--to Power's great surprise, not a brash bohemian, but a steadily working, sharp-tongued, elusive man.
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The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce

The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce

Finally , then , there is no simple answer to the conundrum , what possibly might
Joyce and feminism have to say to one another . ... 5 Joyce in conversation with
Arthur Power , quoted in Arthur Power , Conversations with James Joyce , ed .

Author: Derek Attridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521545536

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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This second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Joyce contains several revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Joyce's politics, a fresh sense of the importance of his engagement with Ireland, and the changes wrought by gender studies on criticism of his work. This Companion gathers an international team of leading scholars who shed light on Joyce's work and life. The contributions are informative, stimulating and full of rich and accessible insights which will provoke thought and discussion in and out of the classroom. The Companion's reading lists and extended bibliography offer readers the necessary tools for further informed exploration of Joyce studies. This volume is designed primarily as a students' reference work (although it is organised so that it can also be read from cover to cover), and will deepen and extend the enjoyment and understanding of Joyce for the new reader.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Conversations with Edna O Brien

Conversations with Edna O Brien

Collected interviews covering over fifty years of this acclaimed and controversial Irish author's career

Author: Alice Hughes Kersnowski

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617038723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

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"Who's Afraid of Edna O'Brien?" asks an early interviewer in Conversations with Edna O'Brien. With over fifty years of published novels, biographies, plays, telecasts, short stories, and more, it is hard not to be intimidated by her. An acclaimed and controversial Irish writer, O'Brien (b. 1932) saw her early works, starting in 1960 with The Country Girls, banned and burned in Ireland, but often read in secret. Her contemporary work continues to spark debates on the rigors and challenges of Catholic conservatism and the struggle for women to make a place for themselves in the world without anxiety and guilt. The raw nerve of emotion at the heart of her lyrical prose provokes readers, challenges politicians, and proves difficult for critics to place her. In these interviews, O'Brien finds her own critical voice and moves interviewers away from a focus on her life as the "once infamous Edna" toward a focus on her works. Parallels between Edna O'Brien and her literary muse and mentor, James Joyce, are often cited in interviews such as Phillip Roth's description of The Country Girls as "rural Dubliners." While Joyce is the centerpiece of O'Brien's literary pantheon, allusions to writers such as Shakespeare, Chekhov, Beckett, and Woolf become a medium for her critical voice. Conversations with contemporary writers Phillip Roth and Glenn Patterson reveal Edna O'Brien's sense of herself as a contemporary writer. The final interview included here, with BBC personality William Crawley at Queen's University, Belfast, is a synthesis of her acceptance and fame as an Irish writer and an Irish woman and an affirmation of her literary authority.
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The Word According to James Joyce

The Word According to James Joyce

For an extensive discussion of the relationships between sound and meaning,
see Roman Jakobson and Linda Waugh, The Sound Shape of Language ...
James Joyce as quoted in Arthur Power, Conversations with James Joyce, ed.

Author: Cordell D. K. Yee

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838753302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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"This book argues for a more conservative view of Joyce's place in the history of critical theory than the view held by scholars. For years interpretation of Joyce's views on language has proceeded on the assumption that an avant-garde writer requires an avant garde theory. It has been suggested that critical theory has just begun to catch up with Joyce, and that we are now able to see Joyce for what he was. In his denial that language refers to anything but itself and in his undoing representation, Joyce anticipates contemporary developments in the history of critical theory. Contrary to modern criticism, Joyce does not abandon representation, the idea that language affords access to reality." "This study finds an Aristotelian underpinning for much of Joyce's thinking on language and representation. Language is primarily an aural phenomenon, but knowledge, according to Aristotle, is grounded mainly in vision. In Dubliners and A Portrait Joyce tries to make language as efficient a cognitive tool as vision. According to this study, his solution lies in a systematic conception of language, which entails a correspondence theory of representation which provides an explanation of how verbal art, apprehended temporally, can approximate the directness and immediacy of visual art, which is apprehended spatially." "Viewed historically, however, language as system has its limitations - a tenuous stability; it does not provide a stable "surface" for reflecting extralinguistic reality. This book argues that this fact does not mean that reality is inaccessible through language, but complicates the task of recovering it. Joyce's response is to redefine the connection between language and the real. In his work from Ulysses on, this study argues, he increasingly realizes a resemblance theory of representation, a conception of language as process - one that emphasizes the aural and temporal properties of language. Joyce, however, does not totally reject a systemic conception of language. In Finnegans Wake he attempts a synthesis of the linguistics of time and space." "According to this study, the problem of representation for Joyce resolves into that of translating sensory experience into language. His focus on this problem allies him, to a certain extent, with modernist writers like Ezra Pound (ideogrammic method), T. S. Eliot (objective correlative), and Gertrude Stein (continuous present), who profess to be strengthening the connection between word and object. The modernists therefore cannot be seen as precipitating, much less initiating, a retreat from the word." "This interpretation of Joyce's works might seem to be at odds with his reputation for experimentalism, his radical departures from traditional literary techniques. There is, however, no such discrepancy, not even with Finnegans Wake. Joyce's innovations are motivated by a desire to revivify traditional notions about the powers of language to communicate and to represent the world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Cambridge Introduction to James Joyce

The Cambridge Introduction to James Joyce

For more extensive discussion of individual contexts, see Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and
11 in The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce. 3. Virginia Woolf, ''Mr Bennett
and Mrs Brown,'' in The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Volume III: 1919–24, ed.

Author: Eric Bulson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457941

Category: Literary Criticism

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James Joyce has a reputation for being one of modern literature's most difficult writers. This introduction gives students the necessary tools they will need to get the most out of reading him. It provides the essential biographical information and situates his life and works in broader cultural, historical, and literary contexts. Students will also find detailed examinations of the major works including Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. In addition, Bulson lets students see how Joyce evolved as a writer. This introduction also provides a brief history of the critical reception of Joyce's life and works and explains what a variety of critical approaches can teach us. A guide to further reading has been included for those interested in consulting some of the more influential secondary works. This accessible and lively introduction gives students everything they will need to get started reading, understanding, and appreciating Joyce.
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James Joyce

James Joyce

Aber auch diese Beziehung scheitert mit fatalen Konsequenzen an den
gesellschaftlichen Verhältnissen in Dublin und an den Individuen , die sich
resignie7 Arthur Power , Conversations with James Joyce , ed . Clive Hart ,
London , 1974 , 56 ...

Author: Ulrich Schneider

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C060254187

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: 325

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Categories: Dublin (Ireland)

Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

The interviews in this collection are essential for seeking a clearer understanding of the life and work of an author who was pivotal in shaping the landscape of contemporary fiction.

Author: Robert Golla

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496810960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov brings together candid, revealing interviews with one of the twentieth century’s master prose writers. Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) was a Russian American scientist, poet, translator, and professor of literature. Critics throughout the world celebrated him for developing the luminous and enigmatic style that advanced the boundaries of modern literature more than any author since James Joyce. In a career that spanned over six decades, he produced dozens of iconic works, including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and his classic autobiography, Speak, Memory. The twenty-eight interviews and profiles in this collection were drawn from Nabokov’s numerous print and broadcast appearances over a period of nineteen years. Beginning with the controversy surrounding the American publication of Lolita in 1958, he offers trenchant, witty views on society, literature, education, the role of the author, and a range of other topics. He discusses the numerous literary and symbolic allusions in his work, his use of parody and satire, as well as analyses of his own literary influences. Nabokov also provided a detailed portrait of his life—from his aristocratic childhood in prerevolutionary Russia, education at Cambridge, apprenticeship as an émigré writer in the capitals of Europe, to his decision in 1940 to immigrate to the United States, where he achieved renown and garnered an international readership. The interviews in this collection are essential for seeking a clearer understanding of the life and work of an author who was pivotal in shaping the landscape of contemporary fiction.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Conversations with Anthony Burgess

Conversations with Anthony Burgess

Collected interviews with the British author of A Clockwork Orange, ReJoyce: An Introduction to James Joyce for the Ordinary Reader, and other works

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 160473096X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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Collected interviews with the British author of A Clockwork Orange, ReJoyce: An Introduction to James Joyce for the Ordinary Reader, and other works
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

James Joyce s Ulysses

James Joyce s Ulysses

Derek Attridge provides an introduction that offers advice on reading Ulysses for the first time, an account of the remarkable story of its composition, and an outline of the history of the critical reception that has played such an ...

Author: Derek Attridge

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195158318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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James Joyce's Ulysses is probably the most famous-or notorious-novel published in the twentieth century. Its length and difficulty mean that readers often turn to critical studies to help them in getting the most out of it. But the vast quantity of secondary literature on the book poses problems for readers, who often don't know where to begin. This casebook includes some of the most influential critics to have written on Joyce, such as Hugh Kenner and Fritz Senn, as well as newer voices who have made a considerable impact in recent years. A wide range of critical schools is represented, from textual analysis to historical and psychoanalytic approaches, from feminism to post-colonialism. One essay considers the relation between art and life, nature and culture, in Ulysses, while another explores the implications of the impassioned debates about the proper editing of Joyce's great work. In an iconoclastic discussion of the book, Leo Bersani finds reasons for giving up reading Joyce. All the contributions are characterized by scrupulous attention to Joyce's words and a sense of the powerful challenge his work offers to our ways of thinking about ourselves, our world, and our language. Also included are records of some of the conversations Joyce had with his friend Frank Budgen during the composition of Ulysses in Zurich, and in an appendix readers will find a version of the schema which Joyce drew up as a guide to his book. Derek Attridge provides an introduction that offers advice on reading Ulysses for the first time, an account of the remarkable story of its composition, and an outline of the history of the critical reception that has played such an important part in our understanding and enjoyment of this extraordinary work.
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Conversations with Chaim Potok

Conversations with Chaim Potok

Although his novels and histories take place primarily in the recent past, the Chaim Potok that emerges from this collection is a writer deeply rooted in the tensions of the present.

Author: Chaim Potok

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578063469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 181

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"Writing at its best is an exalted state, an unlocking of the unconscious and imagination and a contact with sanctity." One of America's most popular Jewish writers, Chaim Potok (b. 1929) is the author of such novels as The Chosen (1967), The Promise (1969), The Book of Lights (1981), and Davita's Harp (1985). Each of his novels explores the tension between tradition and modernity, and the clash between Jewish culture and contemporary Western civilization, which he calls "core-to-core culture confrontation." Although primarily known as a novelist, Potok is an ordained Conservative rabbi and a world-class Judaic scholar who has also published children's books, theological discourses, biographies, and histories. Conversations with Chaim Potok presents interviews ranging from 1976 to 1999. Potok discusses the broad range of his writing and the deep influence of non-Jewish novels-in particular, Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited and James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man-on his work. Interviews bear witness to Potok's many other influences-Orthodox Jewish doctrine, Freudian psychoanalytical theory, Picasso's Guernica, and Jewish kabbalah mysticism. Though labeled an American Jewish writer, Potok argues that Flannery O'Connor should then be called an American Catholic writer and John Updike an American Protestant writer. "In his mind," editor Daniel Walden writes, "just as Faulkner was a writer focused on a particular place, Oxford, Mississippi, . . . so Potok's territory was a small section of New York City." Potok often explores conflict in his writings and in his interviews. Strict Jewish teachings deem fiction an artifice and therefore unnecessary, yet since the age of sixteen Potok has been driven to write novels. At the root of all of these conversations is Potok's intense interest in the turmoil between Jewish culture, religion, and tradition and what he calls "Western secular humanism." As he discusses his work, he continually includes broader issues, such as the state of Jewish literature and art, pointing out with pride and enthusiasm his belief that Jewish culture, in the twentieth century, has finally begun to have a significant role in producing and shaping the world's art and literature. Whether discussing the finer details of Talmudic textual analysis or his period of chaplaincy during the Korean War, Potok is articulate and philosophical, bringing deep consideration into what may seem small subjects. Although his novels and histories take place primarily in the recent past, the Chaim Potok that emerges from this collection is a writer deeply rooted in the tensions of the present. Daniel Walden is Professor Emeritus of American Studies, English and Comparative Literature at Penn State University. He has written or edited several books, including On Being Jewish (1974), Twentieth Century American Jewish Writers (1984), The World of Chaim Potok (1985), and American Jewish Poets: The Roots and the Stems (1990).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

James Joyce 1882 1941

James Joyce  1882 1941

Power deeply appreciated the friendship but never understood why he had been
selected to become a member of Joyce's coterie . ( L , III , 54 ) 6 . Arthur Power ,
Conversations with James Joyce . Edited by Clive Hart . New York : Barnes ...

Author: Richard F. Peterson

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000121114627

Category:

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James Joyce

James Joyce

8Arthur Power , Conversations with James Joyce ( London : Barnes and Noble ,
1974 ) , 98 . 9The tram of an idyllic scene in the second chapter of the Portrait (
69 – 70 ) is horse - drawn , but by 1904 Dublin had the most advanced electric ...

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008515475

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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Focusing on the writing of poetry, the writing of fiction, and the writing of drama, this volume explores themes such as the creative process, the sources of poetry, and realistic and nonrealistic approaches to drama. The reader is encouraged to write poetry, fiction and drama "on your own" and the text includes methods for submission of material for publication and resources for writers. For professional and aspiring writers of poetry, fiction, and drama.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Essays on James Joyce s Ulysses

Critical Essays on James Joyce s Ulysses

would be a grave mistake to found any interpretation of Ulysses on Joyce ' s
schema , rather than on the human actions of Stephen , and Molly , and Mr .
Leopold Bloom . Notes 1 . Georges Borach , “ Conversations with James Joyce , ”
trans .

Author: Bernard Benstock

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003766016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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A collection of essays spanning 56 years of criticism of James Joyce's Ulysses. The first section contains the early reactions of Carl Jung and of those who knew Joyce. The second section focusses on a single chapter, "Nausicaa." The third section samples approaches that have appeared since 1970. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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James Joyce New Perspectives

James Joyce  New Perspectives

7 Arthur Power , Conversations with James Joyce , ed . Clive Hart ( London :
Millington , 1974 ) , p . 32 . 8 A letter from Random House dated 17 April , 1980 ,
states : ' We paid him ( J . J . ) $ 1 , 000 upon signing of the contract and $ 1 , 500
 ...

Author: Colin MacCabe

Publisher: Brighton, Sussex : Harvester Press ; Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003935660

Category: Radicalism in literature

Page: 198

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James Joyce s Manuscripts

James Joyce s Manuscripts

... your voice or your walk . — James Joyce , quoted in Arthur Power ,
Conversations with James Joyce , ed . Clive Hart ( London : Millington , 1974 ) , p
. 89 . CONTENTS PREFACE KEY TO THE JAMES JOYCE ARCHIVE VOLUME
NUMBERS.

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.

ISBN: UCSC:32106011861397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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"Offers the most complete checklist of all extant manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs".
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James Joyce the Burden of Disease

James Joyce   the Burden of Disease

Essays on Joyce. Ed. Forrest Read. New York: New Directions, 1967. Power,
Arthur. Conversations with James Joyce. Ed. Clive Hart. New York: Barnes and
Noble, 1974. . The Joyce We Knew. Ed. Ulick O'Connor. Cork: Mercier Press,
1967.

Author: Kathleen Ferris

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: UOM:39015032317649

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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Combining literary analysis and medical detection, a study traces Joyce's medical history to reveal a controversial diagnosis of syphilis, and postulates that the disease is the subject of his writing, with its prevalent themes of sin, guilt, and retribution. UP.
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The Reception of James Joyce in Europe

The Reception of James Joyce in Europe

Joyce , James ( 1992 ) Uiliséas : Cuid a h - aon ( Caibidile a h - aon , a dó , agus
a tri ) , trans . ... Joyce , James ( 1993 ) Icinmhíol an child mar ogánachi ( 1 and 2 )
, trans . ... Power , Arthur ( 1974 ) Conversations with James Joyce , ed .

Author: Geert Lernout

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: UOM:39015060364430

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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James Joyce is now widely considered the most influential writer of the twentieth century. His name and his most important works appeared again and again in fin-de-millennium surveys. This is the case not only in the English-speaking world, but also in many European literatures. Joyce's influence is most pronounced in French, German and Italian literatures, where translations of most of his works appeared during his life-time and where he had a clear impact on his fellow-writers. In other countries and cultures, his influence took more time to register, sometimes after the war in the fifties and sixties, and sometimes only in the final decade of the century. This was the case in most of the languages of Eastern Europe, where the translation of Joyce's work could only begin after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. This book contains two volumes. Series Editor: Dr Elinor Shaffer FBA, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London Contributors to the volume include: Sonja Basic (University of Zagreb) Eric Bulson, (Columbia University) Astradur Eysteinsson (University of Reykjavik) Kalina Filipova (University of Sofia) Marta Goldmann (University of Budapest) Jakob Greve (University of Copenhagen) Manana Khergiani (New York) Teresa Iribarren (University of Barcelona) Onno R. Kosters and Ron Hoffman (The Netherlands) Alberto Lázaro (University of Alcalá, Madrid) Marisol Morales Ladrón (University of Alcalá, Madrid) Maria Filomena Louro (University of Minho, Portugal) Tina Mahkota (University of Ljubljana) John McCourt (University of Trieste) Patrick O'Neill (Queen's University, Canada) Adrian Otoiu (North University of Baia Mare, Rumania) Miltos Pehlivanos (Aristotle University, Greece) Aleš Pogacnik (Slovenia) Jina Politi (Aristotle University, Greece) Steen Klitgård Povlsen (University of Aarhus) H.K.Riikonen (University of Helsinki) Frank Sewell (University of Ulster) Sam Slote (University of Buffalo) Per Svenson (Sweden) Emily Tall (University of Buffalo) Björn Tysdahl (University of Oslo) Tomo Virk (University of Ljubljana) Jolanta W. Wawrzycka (Radford University) Robert Weninger (Oxford Brookes University) Wolfgang Wicht (University of Potsdam) Serenella Zanotti (University of Rome)
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The James Joyce Songbook

The James Joyce Songbook

Author: Ruth Bauerle

Publisher: Scholarly Title

ISBN: UCSD:31822010073278

Category: Music

Page: 711

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Categories: Music