A Companion to James Joyce

A Companion to James Joyce


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A Companion to James Joyce by Richard Brown

Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and even Finnegans Wake hold established places in the canon of twentieth-century modernist literature. Contemporary writers and artists – particularly the more experimental or avant-garde - have been inspired by Joyce, often placing him at the forefront of significant cultural change. Many innovations in literary and cultural theory, as well as modern developments in academic criticism, are defined by and through productive encounters with Joyce’s work.

A Companion to James Joyce offers a unique composite overview and analysis of aspects of Joyce’s writing, his global image, and his growing impact on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literatures. The volume’s essays offer select critical readings of texts and explore directions for contemporary and future Joyce studies. A comprehensive resource for students and scholars, the book highlights current key debates and places the discussion of Joyce in some familiar and some less expected surroundings suggesting future departures for criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470657966
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Series: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series , #146
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Richard Brown is Reader in Modern Literature in the School of English at the University of Leeds. As well as a wide variety of articles on Joyce and other areas, Brown has published three books on the author: James Joyce and Sexuality (1985), James Joyce: A Postculturalist Perspective (1992), and Joyce, “Penelope” and the Body (2006). Since 1980 he has been co-editor of the James Joyce Broadsheet, a journal which continues to publish articles, book reviews, illustrations, news, and other material connected to the work of Joyce, three times a year. He currently serves as an elected Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation.

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