A Companion to James Joyce

A Companion to James Joyce

by Richard Brown
     
 

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A Companion to James Joyce offers a unique composite overview and analysis of Joyce's writing, his global image, and his growing impact on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literatures.

  • Brings together 25 newly-commissioned essays by some of the top scholars in the field
  • Explores Joyce's distinctive cultural place in Irish, British and

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A Companion to James Joyce offers a unique composite overview and analysis of Joyce's writing, his global image, and his growing impact on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literatures.

  • Brings together 25 newly-commissioned essays by some of the top scholars in the field
  • Explores Joyce's distinctive cultural place in Irish, British and European modernism and the growing impact of his work elsewhere in the world
  • A comprehensive and timely Companion to current debates and possible areas of future development in Joyce studies
  • Offers new critical readings of several of Joyce's works, including Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses

Editorial Reviews

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)

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)

Meet the Author

Richard Brown is Reader in Modern Literature in the School of English at the University of Leeds. As well as a wide variety of articles on Joyce and other areas, Brown has published three books on the author: James Joyce and Sexuality (1985), James Joyce: A Postculturalist Perspective (1992), and Joyce, “Penelope” and the Body (2006). Since 1980 he has been co-editor of the James Joyce Broadsheet, a journal which continues to publish articles, book reviews, illustrations, news, and other material connected to the work of Joyce, three times a year. He currently serves as an elected Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation.

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