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James Joyce : British and Irish Authors - Patrick Parrinder

James Joyce

British and Irish Authors

Paperback Published: 31st December 1984
ISBN: 9780521283984
Number Of Pages: 276

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James Joyce holds a unique position in literature. No writer has a higher reputation, none attracts more ardent devotees, and none poses so many difficulties for the first-time reader. This book is an original and well-informed survey of the whole of Joyce's work. It offers close readings of his early writings such as Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and an extended examination of his masterpiece, Ulysses, as well as a stimulating introduction to that notoriously difficult work Finnegans Wake. Dr Parrinder stresses Joyce's ambivalent relationship to the Ireland of his youth, and his ability to incorporate the most banal and profane levels of experience and language into profound celebration of the human capacity for survival and regeneration. The Joyce who emerges is a writer of innocence and gusto as well as immense artistic cunning.

Introduction: Joyce and the grotesque
The student
Dubliners
A portrait of the artist and exiles
A Dublin Peer Gynt
Stephen in Ulysses: the loveliest mummer
Bloom and Molly: the bourgeois utopians
The styles of Ulysses
The ultimate symbol
The nightmare of history
Reading the Wake
Recourse
Notes
Guide to further reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780521283984
ISBN-10: 0521283981
Series: British and Irish Authors
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 31st December 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35