Dublin's Joyce

Dublin's Joyce

by Hugh Kenner, James Joyce
     
 

One of the most important books ever written on Uylsses, Dublin's Joyce established Hugh Kenner as a significant modernist critic. This pathbreaking analysis presents Uylsses as a "bit of anti-matter that Joyce sent out to eat the world." The author assumes that Joyce wasn't a man with a box of mysteries, but a writer with a subject : his…  See more details below

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One of the most important books ever written on Uylsses, Dublin's Joyce established Hugh Kenner as a significant modernist critic. This pathbreaking analysis presents Uylsses as a "bit of anti-matter that Joyce sent out to eat the world." The author assumes that Joyce wasn't a man with a box of mysteries, but a writer with a subject : his native European metropolis of Dublin. Dublin's Joyce provides the reader with a perspective of Joyce as a superemely important literary figure without considering him to be the revealer of a secret doctrine.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
Hugh Kenner's brilliant study goes the narrower and deeper way of the specialists' specialist.
Christian Scientist Monitor
Mr. Kenner, who specializes in the symbolic aspect of Joyce's work, writes brilliantly, opening many avenues of thought.
The Christian Scientist Monitor
Mr. Kenner, who specializes in the symbolic aspect of Joyce's work, writes brilliantly, opening many avenues of thought.

The New York Times Book Review
Hugh Kenner's brilliant study goes the narrower and deeper way of the specialists' specialist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231066327
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/15/1987
Series:
A Morningside Book Ser.
Edition description:
Columbia University Press morningside ed
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 10.94(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Kenner is Professor in the Department of English at Johns Hopkins University.

Columbia University Press

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