James Joyce: Texts and Contexts

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Introduces the work of James Joyce, the literary, historical and political contexts in which he wrote and his critical reception up to the present day.
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ISBN-13: 9781441197610
ISBN-10: 1441197613
Pagini: 192
Dimensiuni: 138 x 216 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Continuum
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Offers a practical guide to reading Joyce's texts - including equal coverage of both Ulysses and Finnegans Wake

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Len Platt is Professor of Modern Literatures and Head of the Department of Professional and Community Education at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. His books include Joyce and the Anglo-Irish (Rodopi), Joyce, Race and 'Finnegans Wake' (Cambridge) and the co-edited Joyce, Ireland, Britain (University of Florida Press).


Abbreviations \ 1. Introduction to a 'biografiend' \ 2. Earlier works \ 3. Going forth by day - Ulysses \ 4. Ulysses, Ireland, Empire \ 5. Reading Finnegans Wake \ 6. The Wake and the 1920s and 30s \ 7. 'I do not like that other world' - Joyce's publics \ Further Reading \ Index


An up-to-date and continuously thought-provoking introduction to Joyce which stresses the political and cultural issues surrounding his work. Where Joyce is at his most difficult, Platt's guidance is at its best.