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Eliot, Joyce and Company - Stanley Sultan

Eliot, Joyce and Company

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Published: 24th May 1990
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Informed by a writer's view of how a writer works, this perceptive study illuminates the careers of two major figures of twentieth-century literature, T.S. Eliot and James Joyce. Sultan engages in a unique form of historical criticism, blending a literary history of Modernism with a richly intimate knowledge of three key works--"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," The Waste Land, and Ulysses--and confronting questions of literary theory implicit in the modernist period. In doing so, he examines the antecedents of Modernism, focusing on three major influences--Flaubert, Baudelaire, and Dostoyevsky--and then traces the relations of Eliot and Joyce with their contemporaries, including Virginia Woolf and Wallace Stevens. Concluding with an appraisal of Eliot's and Joyce's impact on readers, writers, and literary theory today, Eliot, Joyce and Company sheds considerable light on the careers of these writers, on their works, and on the history of Modernism.

"A closely written literary history--a textual history in some cases as well--which brings together exhaustive critical sources in its discussion....The entire volume, while painstakingly detailed in its treatment of the material, is quite readable and so will be valuable to the undergraduate as well as the graduate student....Recommended."--Choice "A useful investment for those who want to have the best that has been thought and said about Modernism at their fingertips."--English Literature in Transition "[Sultan] is as adept in his handling of Dostovesky as he is in his treatment of Joyce; he is continually and pertinently referring to a wide array of modern criticism; he has a sharp sense of logical distinctions combined with a gift for painstakingly accurate historical excavation."--Review of English Studies "A self-conscious and extremely well-informed representation of Modernism as a historical phenomenon, Stanley Sultan's Eliot, Joyce and Company is certain to become a standard work."--Ronald E. Bush, California Institute of Technology "[Sultan] is tuned into the cadences of Modernism in a way that only a few exceptionally gifted critics are...Eliot, Joyce and Company is a learned, critically perceptive, and astonishingly persuasive book."-- Melvin J. Friedman, University of Wisconsin

Introductionp. xi
The Tradition
Trout in Milk and Imaginary Toads in Real Gardensp. 3
Tradition and the Individual Talent in "Prufrock,"p. 28
An Old-Irish Ghost in Ulyssesp. 42
Dostoevsky, Joyce, and Godp. 49
Point of Jew in Ulyssesp. 77
Dostoevskian Joycep. 82
Contemporaries
"Our Modern Experiment,"p. 91
Contextsp. 92
Make It New!p. 96
What Was Modernism?p. 102
Pound's Decadep. 116
Ulysses, The Waste Land and Companyp. 128
Ulysses and The Waste Landp. 134
The Influence of Mr. Joyce's Bookp. 137
The Play of Allusionp. 154
Expressions of an Agep. 174
Different Voicesp. 181
Joyce and Mann, Citizen Artistsp. 195
The Inheritance
To Criticize the Criticsp. 221
The Function of "Prufrock" for Criticismp. 233
Is There A Work in This Text?p. 233
A Well Wrought Urn?p. 240
Ghostlier Demarcationsp. 251
Conclusionp. 260
The Adventures of Ulysses in Our Worldp. 262
Works Citedp. 302
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780195063431
ISBN-10: 0195063430
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 24th May 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.39  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.5