Joyce through the Ages: A Nonlinear View

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"This is a strong and wide-ranging collection of worthwhile, cogent, and lucid essays."--Morris Beja, Ohio State University

"A strong and, in many cases, innovative volume that all Joyceans will want."--Stephen Watt, Indiana University

Michael Gillespie focuses broadly on social, cultural, and historical aspects of age and aging, using nonlinear perspectives to explore how each topic might be applied to James Joyce and his writings. With a special view that examines nontraditional connections suggested by chaos ...

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Overview

"This is a strong and wide-ranging collection of worthwhile, cogent, and lucid essays."--Morris Beja, Ohio State University

"A strong and, in many cases, innovative volume that all Joyceans will want."--Stephen Watt, Indiana University

Michael Gillespie focuses broadly on social, cultural, and historical aspects of age and aging, using nonlinear perspectives to explore how each topic might be applied to James Joyce and his writings. With a special view that examines nontraditional connections suggested by chaos theory as applied to the humanities, these writers offer a new and unconventional reading of the Joyce canon.

Introduction, by Michael Patrick Gillespie Chaos versus Complexity
1. James Joyce and the Consumption of History, by Michael Patrick Gillespie
2. Growing Up Together: Joyce and Psychoanalysis, 1900-1922, by Jean Kimball
3. Chaos Theory and the Heroism of Leopold Bloom, by Peter Francis Mackey The Uncertainty Principle
4. Adolescence, Humor, and Adolescent Humor: One Way of Carving a Turkey, by Roy Gottfried
5. The Conscience of the Race: The Nation as Church of the Modern Age, by Pericles Lewis
6. Stephen, Simon, and Eileen Vance: Autoeroticism in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by Michael H. Begnal
7. A Polysymbolic Character: Irish and Jewish Folklore in the Apparition of Rudy, by Tara Williams Strange Attractors
8. Inventing Patrimony: Joyce, Mangan, and Irish Nationalism, by Heyward Ehrlich
9. Joyce Redux: Success and Failure as Three American Writers Evoke Joyce, by Vivian Valvano Lynch
10. Snow through the Ages: Echoes of "The Dead" in O'Brien, Lavin, and O'Faolain, by Sandra Manoogian Pearce
11. Joyce's Hitler, by John Gordon

 

Michael Patrick Gillespie, professor of English at Marquette University in Milwaukee, is the author of books on Oscar Wilde and James Joyce including Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity (UPF, 1996) and coauthor of James Joyce A to Z.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813017020
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: Florida James Joyce Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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