Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory, and History

Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory, and History

by Derek Attridge
     
 

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Arguing that James Joyce was able to make the most of the "peculiar potential" of literature to engage with crucial intellectual, ethical, and political issues without attempting to resolve them, Attridge (U. of York) explores the way that close readings of Joyce affect the thinking of readers on various topics. Touching upon , , , , and some of the shorter works, he

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Arguing that James Joyce was able to make the most of the "peculiar potential" of literature to engage with crucial intellectual, ethical, and political issues without attempting to resolve them, Attridge (U. of York) explores the way that close readings of Joyce affect the thinking of readers on various topics. Touching upon , , , , and some of the shorter works, he looks at Joyce's examinations of sexuality, the way that language reflects the real world, the representation of gender by language, and the nature of historical writing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"any collection of essays from such a popular and respected Joycean mandarin as Attridge would be welcome...The selection here artfully balances abstract argument with refreshing contemporary exercises in close reading...Essays have all the hallmarks of the experienced critic and scholar in their confident ability to couch serious, sophisticated, and regularly challenging ideas in the most limpidly accessible English prose..." James Joyce Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521777889
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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