Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

by Mary Lowe-Evans
     
 

Although numerous critics and scholars have considered the influence of Joyce's Catholicism on his works, most seem to have concluded that Joyce's intention was to subvert the church's power. Mary Lowe-Evans argues, on the contrary, that the net result of Joyce's Catholic nostalgia is an entanglement in rather than a liberation from the labyrinthine ways of

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Although numerous critics and scholars have considered the influence of Joyce's Catholicism on his works, most seem to have concluded that Joyce's intention was to subvert the church's power. Mary Lowe-Evans argues, on the contrary, that the net result of Joyce's Catholic nostalgia is an entanglement in rather than a liberation from the labyrinthine ways of theological exposition and Catholic ritual and politics, which has inspired in his readers an enduring admiration for institutional Catholicism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813032856
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Florida James Joyce Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Introduction 1

1 The Papal Bulls Enlist the Dumb Ox 28

2 Dogsbody "Marys" His Mother 55

3 The Sermon on the Seven Storey Mount 79

4 The Maiden and the Monstrance 104

5 (Mary) Flannery Underwrites James (Augusta) 128

Conclusion 158

Notes 165

Bibliography 174

Index 183

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