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The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce By Edited by Derek Attridge (University of York)

The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce
by Edited by Derek Attridge (University of York)

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This "Companion", designed primarily as a students' reference work (although it is organized so that it can also be read from cover to cover), aims to deepen and extend the enjoyment and understanding of Joyce for the new reader.
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The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce by Edited by Derek Attridge (University of York)

This Companion, designed primarily as a students' reference work (although it is organised so that it can also be read from cover to cover), will deepen and extend the enjoyment and understanding of Joyce for the new reader. The eleven essays, by an international team of leading Joyce scholars and teachers, explore the most important aspects of Joyce's life and art. The topics covered include his debt to Irish and European writers and traditions, his life in Paris, and the relation of his work to the 'modern' spirit of sceptical relativism. One essay describes Joyce's developing achievement in his earlier works (Stephen Hero, Dubliners, and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man), while another tackles his best-known text, asking the basic question 'What is Ulysses about, and how can it be read?' The issue of 'difficulty' raised by Finnegans Wake is directly addressed, and the reader is taken through questions of theme, language, structure and meaning, as well as the book's composition and the history of Wake criticism. A leading Joyce editor discusses the production of the Joycean text; another contribution introduces the shorter writings (poems, epiphanies, Giacomo Joyce, and Exiles), and an essay on Joyce and feminism considers the vexed question of the place of women in Joyce's work and creative life. There is also an extensive section on 'Further Reading'.

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The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce Reviews


"This companion to James Joyce provides both the contours of Joyce's quite disparate and far-flung textual universe, and access to the critical debates and textual vantage points occasioned by reading his variety." Jennifer Wicke, James Joyce Quarterly

Table of Contents


Preface; Contributors; Texts and references; 1. Reading Joyce Derek Attridge; 2. Joyce the Irishman Seamus Deane; 3. The European background of Joyce's writing Klaus Reichert; 4. Joyce the Parisian Jean-Michel Rabate; 5. Stephen Hero, Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: styles of realism and fantasy John Paul Riquelme; 6. Ulysses Jennifer Levine; 7. Finnegans Wake Margot Norris; 8. Joyce's shorter works Vicki Mahaffey; 9. Joyce's text in progress Hans Walter Gabler; 10. Joyce and feminism Karen Lawrence; 11. Joyce, modernism, and post-modernism Christopher Butler; Further reading; Index.

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GOR001718521
The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce by Edited by Derek Attridge (University of York)
Edited by Derek Attridge (University of York)
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Used - Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1990-02-23
288
0521376734
9780521376730
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.