Joyce: Ulysses / Edition 2

Joyce: Ulysses / Edition 2

by Vincent Sherry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521539765

ISBN-13: 9780521539760

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this engaging introduction, Vincent Sherry combines a close reading of Ulysses with new critical arguments. Besides providing a useful guide to the episodic sequence of Joyce's novel, he freshly addresses the major issues in Ulysses criticism. He shows how Joyce's modernist epic remodels Homer's Odyssey, and he examines and explains Joyce's extraordinary verbal

Overview

In this engaging introduction, Vincent Sherry combines a close reading of Ulysses with new critical arguments. Besides providing a useful guide to the episodic sequence of Joyce's novel, he freshly addresses the major issues in Ulysses criticism. He shows how Joyce's modernist epic remodels Homer's Odyssey, and he examines and explains Joyce's extraordinary verbal experiments, reading anew the most challenging language of the text. He also reclaims the landmark status of Joyce's monumental novel, situating it in the relevant contexts of literary tradition and political history. This book is essential reading for all students of Joyce, whether they are approaching Ulysess for the first time or returning to the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521539760
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
Landmarks of World Literature (New) Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Note to the second editionxi
Abbreviationsxii
Chronologyxiii
1Introduction1
1Landmark: the ruined monument1
2Ireland and Europe: from the 1890s to the 1920s5
3Novel voices13
2Epic subjects22
4Telemachia26
5The odyssey32
6Nostos58
7"Wandering Rocks" and the art of gratuity63
3Lapsarian languages73
8Stephen Zero78
9Word incarnate, word carnival85
10Graphic lies94
P(ost) S(criptum) U(lysses)102
AppendixThe schema113
Further reading117

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