Ulysses Annotated

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Don Gifford,Robert J. Seidman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520253971

Category: Fiction

Page: 645

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"Teaches more than how to read a particular novel; it teaches us more profoundly how to read anything. This, I think, is the book's main virtue. It teaches us readers to transform the brute fact of our world."—Hugh Kenner

Joyce Annotated

Notes for Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Author: Don Gifford

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520046102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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This substantially revised and expanded edition of Don Gifford's Notes to Joyce: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man puts the requisite knowledge at the disposal of scholars, students, and general readers. Professor Gifford's labors in gathering these data into a single volume have resulted in an invaluable sourcebook.

"Who Chose this Face for Me?"

Joyce's Creation of Secondary Characters in Ulysses

Author: Elisabetta Cecconi

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039112845

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

View: 6321


Drawing on theories from stylistics, pragmatics and narratology, this study explores the linguistic/literary interface of Joyce's 'Ulysses', focusing on the author's orchestration of different textual cues for presenting characters and secondary characters as miniature examples of human complexity.

James Joyce

Author: Andrew Gibson,Professor of Modern Literature and Theory Andrew Gibson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861892775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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In the thousands, perhaps millions, of words written about Joyce, Ireland often takes a back seat to his formal experimentalism and the modernist project as a whole. In James Joyce, Andrew Gibson challenges this conventional portrait, demonstrating that the tightest focus—Joyce as an Irishman—yields the clearest picture.


Author: James Joyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192834645

Category: Artists

Page: 980

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Ulysseshas been the subject of controversy since copies of the first English edition were burned by the New York Post Office Authorities. Today critical interest centers on the authority of the text. This edition republishes, for the first time, without interference, the original 1922 text. Jeri Johnson's critical Introduction demystifies the complexities of the book, and a full textual publication history, helpful appendices, and explanatory notes guide the reader through this highly allusive text.

Reception and the Classics

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Classical Tradition

Author: William Brockliss,Pramit Chaudhuri,Ayelet Haimson Lushkov,Katherine Wasdin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113950231X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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This collection brings together leading experts in a number of fields of the humanities to offer a new perspective on the classical tradition. Drawing on reception studies, philology and early modern studies, the essays explore the interaction between literary criticism and the multiple cultural contexts in which texts were produced, discovered, appropriated and translated. The intersection of Realpolitik and textual criticism, poetic and musical aesthetics, and authority and self-fashioning all come under scrutiny. The canonical Latin writers and their subsequent reception form the backbone of the volume, with a focus on the European Renaissance. It thus marks a reconnection between classical and early modern studies and the concomitant rapprochement of philological and cultural historical approaches to texts and other works of art. This book will be of interest to scholars in classics, Renaissance studies, comparative literature, English, Italian and art history.

James Joyce, Science, and Modernist Print Culture

“The Einstein of English Fiction”

Author: Jeffrey S. Drouin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317541499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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This book makes an important intervention in the ongoing debates about modernism, science, and the divisions of early Twentieth-Century print culture. In order to establish Joyce's place in the nexus of modernism and scientific thought, Drouin uses the methods of periodical studies and textual criticism to examine the impact of Einstein's relativity theories on the development of Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Looking at experiments with space, time, motion, and perspective, it rigorously surveys discourse of science and the novel in the print culture networks connected to Joyce, with concrete analysis of avant-garde magazines, newspapers, popular science books, BBC pamphlets, and radio broadcasts between 1914 and 1939. These sources elucidate changes that Joyce made to the manuscripts, typescripts, and page proofs of certain episodes of his final two novels. The new evidence establishes for the first time the nature of the material link between Joyce and non-technical science, and the manner in which Ulysses and Finnegans Wake owe their structure and meaning to the humanistic issues associated with science during the wartime and inter-war years. In examining the relationships between Joyce's later work and the popular science industry, the book elucidates the often conflicting attitudes toward science in inter-war British print culture, filling in a piece of the puzzle that is modernism's relationship to the new physics and, simultaneously, the history of the novel.

The Problem with Pleasure

Modernism and Its Discontents

Author: Laura Frost

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526466

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 8838


Aldous Huxley decried "the horrors of modern 'pleasure,'" or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, including James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, D. H. Lawrence, and Jean Rhys, sought to radically redefine pleasure, constructing arduous and indirect paths to delight through their notoriously daunting work. Laura Frost follows these experiments in the art of unpleasure, connecting modernism's signature characteristics, such as irony, allusiveness, and obscurity, to an ambitious attempt to reconfigure bliss. In The Problem with Pleasure, Frost draws upon a wide variety of materials, linking interwar amusements, such as the talkies, romance novels, the Parisian fragrance Chanel no. 5, and the exotic confection Turkish Delight, to the artistic play of Joyce, Lawrence, Stein, Rhys, and others. She considers pop cultural phenomena and the rise of celebrities such as Rudolph Valentino and Gypsy Rose Lee against contemporary sociological, scientific, and philosophical writings on leisure and desire. Throughout her study, Frost incorporates recent scholarship on material and visual culture and vernacular modernism, recasting the period's high/low, elite/popular divides and formal strategies as efforts to regulate sensual and cerebral experience. Capturing the challenging tensions between these artists' commitment to innovation and the stimulating amusements they denounced yet deployed in their writing, Frost calls attention to the central role of pleasure in shaping interwar culture.

James Joyce Revisited

Author: Richard F. Peterson

Publisher: Twayne Publishers


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 131

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A towering presence in modern literature, James Joyce continues to exert an enormous influence over the writers who have come after him. Generally accepted as the most experimental and daring writer of the twentieth century, Joyce's innovations in the form and content of the novel have not been superseded. If Ulysses is the most influential novel of the twentieth century, Finnegans Wake continues to be the most challenging work in prose fiction in the English language. In James Joyce Revisited, Richard F. Peterson goes back to the classroom in search of those aspects of Joyce's work that make him most accessible and interesting to students. After the early chapters follow his career from the lyrical impulses of Chamber Music and the scrupulously crafted stories of Dubliners, the later chapters track Joyce through his greatest achievements: Ulysses, his mock-epic of modern life, and Finnegans Wake, his inquiry into the night world and dream language of human existence. There is a full discussion of all the major as well as the minor works and a final chapter that conducts its own inquiry into the gigantic presence of Joyce in modern literature and criticism. This book brings up to date biographical and critical materials, and the secondary bibliography has been expanded, as has the discussion of Stephen Hero. Peterson approaches even the most challenging and complex of Joyce's works with the view that they are readable and that his fiction invites rather than discourages the reader. This volume offers a reliable and reasonably comprehensive starting place for the reader who is coming to Joyce studies early in his or her career, as well as being a helpful source of bibliographical material for the more experienced scholar.