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James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism - Jean-Michel Rabate

James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism

Hardcover Published: 9th August 2003
ISBN: 9780521804257
Number Of Pages: 260

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In James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism a leading scholar approaches the entire Joycean canon through the concept of "egoism". This concept, Jean-Michel Rabate argues, runs throughout Joyce's work, and involves and incorporates its opposite, "hospitality", a term Rabate understands as meaning an ethical and linguistic opening to "the other". Rabate explores Joyce's complex negotiation between these two poles in a study of interest to all scholars of modernism.

'Jean-Michel Rabate is one of our most original, wide-ranging and informed of Joyce critics, and his new study lives up to the very high standards of his earlier work. The range of topics in James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism is typical of Rabate's searching intellect which is constantly finding nuggets of relevant information.' Professor Derek Attridge, University of York 'James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism, a work of extra ordinary breadth and perceptiveness, makes for fascinating reading. Rabate's sophistication, his intellectual range, and his generous tolerance for different critical and theoretical approaches combine to produce a major contribution to the study of Joyce (and of modernism). Modernism/Modernity

Foreword
Apr(c)s le mot, le d(c)luge: the ego as symptom
The ego, the nation and degeneration
Joyce the egoist
The aesthetic paradoxes of egoism: from egoism to the theoretic
Theory's slice of life
The egoist and the king
The conquest of Paris
Joyce's transitional revolution
Hospitality and sodomy
Textual hospitality in the 'capital city'
Joyce's late modernism and the birth of the genetic reader
Stewardism, Parnellism and egotism
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ISBN: 9780521804257
ISBN-10: 0521804256
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 9th August 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.48