A Companion to James Joyce

A Companion to James Joyce

by Richard Brown
     
 

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Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and even Finnegans Wake hold established places in the canon of twentieth-century modernist literature. Contemporary writers and artists – particularly the more experimental or avant-garde - have been inspired by Joyce, often placing him at the forefront of significant cultural change.

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Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and even Finnegans Wake hold established places in the canon of twentieth-century modernist literature. Contemporary writers and artists – particularly the more experimental or avant-garde - have been inspired by Joyce, often placing him at the forefront of significant cultural change. Many innovations in literary and cultural theory, as well as modern developments in academic criticism, are defined by and through productive encounters with Joyce’s work.

A Companion to James Joyce offers a unique composite overview and analysis of aspects of Joyce’s writing, his global image, and his growing impact on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literatures. The volume’s essays offer select critical readings of texts and explore directions for contemporary and future Joyce studies. A comprehensive resource for students and scholars, the book highlights current key debates and places the discussion of Joyce in some familiar and some less expected surroundings suggesting future departures for criticism.

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"Boasting twenty-five essays by well-known Joyce experts from across the globe, the companion has been designed to serve both as a comprehensive and accessible guide for university students (who will also benefit from the useful ‘directions for further reading' that feature in every essay), and as an invaluable resource for Joyce experts who will have much to glean from the expanding circuits of scholarship made available here. Above all, the volume is a testament not just to the continuing importance of James Joyce, but also the global ubiquitousness of this modernist icon." (Journal of British Comparative Lit. Association, 1 October 2010)

“Essays offering new riffs and revisions stand out—Vicki Mahaffey on Dubliners, Finn Fordham on Finnegans Wake, Declan Kiberd on the Odyssey, Rabaté on French theory, and Daniel Ferrer on genetic criticism—and one welcomes the contributions of newer scholars, e.g., Katherine Mullin. Recommended.” (Choice, November 2008)

"A diverse collection … A fascinating discussion of Joyce." (James Joyce Broadsheet, October 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470657966
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series, #146
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

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From the Publisher
"Boasting twenty-five essays by well-known Joyce experts from across the globe, the companion has been designed to serve both as a comprehensive and accessible guide for university students (who will also benefit from the useful ‘directions for further reading' that feature in every essay), and as an invaluable resource for Joyce experts who will have much to glean from the expanding circuits of scholarship made available here. Above all, the volume is a testament not just to the continuing importance of James Joyce, but also the global ubiquitousness of this modernist icon." (Journal of British Comparative Lit. Association, 1 October 2010)

“Essays offering new riffs and revisions stand out—Vicki Mahaffey on Dubliners, Finn Fordham on Finnegans Wake, Declan Kiberd on the Odyssey, Rabaté on French theory, and Daniel Ferrer on genetic criticism—and one welcomes the contributions of newer scholars, e.g., Katherine Mullin. Recommended.” (Choice, November 2008)

"A diverse collection … A fascinating discussion of Joyce." (James Joyce Broadsheet, October 2008)

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