Reading Joyce's Ulysses

Reading Joyce's Ulysses

by Daniel R. Schwarz
     
 

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Reissued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, this now classic text includes a new preface by author Daniel Schwarz taking account of scholarly and critical developments since its original publication. It shows how the now-important issues of postcolonialism, feminism, Irish Studies and urban culture are addressed within the text, as well as a

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Reissued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, this now classic text includes a new preface by author Daniel Schwarz taking account of scholarly and critical developments since its original publication. It shows how the now-important issues of postcolonialism, feminism, Irish Studies and urban culture are addressed within the text, as well as a discussion of how the book can be approached by both beginners and seasoned readers. Schwarz not only presents a powerful and original reading of Joyce's great epic novel, but discusses it in terms of a dialogue between recent and more traditional theory. Focusing on what he calls the odyssean reader, Schwarz demonstrates how the experience of reading Ulysses involves responding both to traditional plot and character, and to the novel's stylistic experiments.

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"A good first critical book to consult after a reading of the novel; as an interpreter Schwarz is reasonable, lucid, and very well read in Joycean criticism."--Jefferson Hunter, Smith College
"Reading Joyce's Ulysses will no doubt be useful to the student stalled in confusion when reading Ulysses for the first time."--A.D. Perls, Choice
"This is a thoughtful interpretation that serious students of Ulysses will welcome."--Keith Cushman, Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312000868
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/01/1987
Edition description:
1987
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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