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Title Occasional Critical and Political Writing
Author James Joyce
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release 2000
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9780192833532
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"James Joyce's non-fictional writings address diverse issues: aesthetics, the functions of the press, censorship, Irish cultural history, England's literature and empire. This collection includes newspaper articles, reviews, lectures, and propagandizing essays that are consciously public, direct, and communicative. It covers forty years of Joyce's life and maps important changes in his opinions about politics, especially Irish politics, about the relationship of literature to history, and about writers who remained important to him such as Mangan, Blake, Defoe, Ibsen, Wilde, and Shaw." "These pieces also clarify and illuminate the transformations in Joyce's fiction from Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to the first drafts of Ulysses. Gathering together more than fifty essays, several of which have never been available in an English edition, this volume is the most complete and the most helpfully annotated collection." --Book Jacket.

Critical Companion to James Joyce by A. Nicholas Fargnoli

Title Critical Companion to James Joyce
Author A. Nicholas Fargnoli
Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release 2006-01-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 465
ISBN 1438108486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Examines the life and writings of James Joyce, including a biographical sketch, detailed synopses of his works, social and historical influences, and more.

Joyce by Ian Pindar

Title Joyce
Author Ian Pindar
Publisher Haus Publishing
Release 2004
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781904341581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Pindar has skillfully made the process of understanding the complex relationship between Joyce's life and work 'funagain.'”—The Times Literary Supplement This acclaimed biography, with an introduction by Terry Eagleton, tells the story of James Joyce rejecting his country and his religion, but going on to carefully recreate the Dublin of his youth in his fiction.

Title Modernists and the Theatre
Author James Moran
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2021-12-16
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1350145505
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Modernists and the Theatre is the first study to examine how theories of modernism intersect with those of the theatre within the works, philosophies and literary lives of six key modernist writers. Drawing on a wealth of unfamiliar archive material and fresh readings of neglected documents, James Moran reveals how these literary figures interacted with the theatre through playwriting, by engaging in philosophical debates and participating in theatrical performances. Chapters assess W.B. Yeats's very earliest playwriting, Ezra Pound's onstage acting, the interconnections between James Joyce's and D.H. Lawrence's sense of drama, Eliot's thinking about theatre in Dublin, and the feminist politics of Virginia Woolf's small-scale theatrical experiments. While these writers valued coterie production and often made hostile comments about drama, this volume highlights the paradoxical fact that, despite their harsh words, the theatrically 'large-scale' also attracted each of these writers. The theatre event of 'restricted production' offered modernists a satisfying mode of sharing their work amongst the like-minded, and the book discloses a set of unfamiliar events of this sort that allowed these writers to act as agents of legitimation in granting cultural value. The book explores their engagements with popular drama, as well as the long-forgotten acting performances in which each of these writers personally participated. Moran uncovers how the playhouse became a key geographical space where the high-modernists could explore a tension that fascinated them, and which motivated much of their wider thinking and literary work.

Title Marginal Modernity The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce
Author Leonard Lisi
Publisher Fordham Univ Press
Release 2013
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 334
ISBN 0823245322
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Marginal Modernity traces the emergence and dissemination of a new aesthetic paradigm from the periphery to the core of European culture. This "aesthetics of dependency" is distinct from the aesthetics of autonomy and fragmentation usually relied on and provides a different structure, philosophical foundation and historical condition for modernist works.

Major Political Writings by George Bernard Shaw

Title Major Political Writings
Author George Bernard Shaw
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2021-01-28
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0192548549
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new collection of Shaw's major political writings presents an opportunity to reflect on his influential role as a public intellectual. At the forefront of economic and political debate from the 1880s to the 1950s, George Bernard Shaw was once the most widely read socialist writer in the English language, and his lifelong crusade against inequality and exploitation is far from irrelevant today. The thorough interpenetration of Shaw's literary and political engagements is an unusual story in modern literature, and this volume offers a portrait of Shaw as a political artist in the purest possible sense: that is, as a writer of essays, articles, pamphlets, and books with explicitly and expressly political aims. The selected writings in this volume showcase Shaw's most influential and most accomplished political work, but also provide a cross-section that is representative of the whole of his long career. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Scandal Work by Margot Gayle Backus

Title Scandal Work
Author Margot Gayle Backus
Publisher University of Notre Dame Pess
Release 2013-10-21
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 328
ISBN 0268158045
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism, and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars, Margot Gayle Backus charts the rise of the newspaper sex scandal across the fin de siècle British archipelago and explores its impact on the work of James Joyce, a towering figure of literary modernism. Based largely on archival research, the first three chapters trace the legal, social, and economic forces that fueled an upsurge in sex scandal over the course of the Irish Home Rule debates during James Joyce’s childhood. The remaining chapters examine Joyce’s use of scandal in his work throughout his career, beginning with his earliest known poem, “Et Tu, Healy,” written when he was nine years old to express outrage over the politically disastrous Parnell scandal. Backus’s readings of Joyce’s essays in a Trieste newspaper, the Dubliners short stories, Portrait of the Artist, and Ulysses show Joyce’s increasingly intricate employment of scandal conventions, ingeniously twisted so as to disable scandal’s reifying effects. Scandal Work pursues a sequence of politically motivated sex scandals, which it derives from Joyce's work. It situates Joyce within an alternative history of the New Journalism’s emergence in response to the Irish Land Wars and the Home Rule debates, from the Phoenix Park murders and the first Dublin Castle scandal to “The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon” and the Oscar Wilde scandal. Her voluminous scholarship encompasses historical materials on Victorian and early twentieth-century sex scandals, Irish politics, and newspaper evolution as well as providing significant new readings of Joyce’s texts.

Misanthropy by Andrew Gibson

Title Misanthropy
Author Andrew Gibson
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2017-06-15
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1474293182
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is the first major study of the theme of misanthropy, its history, arguments both for and against it, and its significance for us today. Misanthropy is not strictly a philosophy. It is an inconsistent thought, and so has often been mocked. But from Timon of Athens to Motörhead it has had a very long life, vast historical purchase and is seemingly indomitable and unignorable. Human beings have always nursed a profound distrust of who and what they are. This book does not seek to rationalize that distrust, but asks how far misanthropy might have a reason on its side, if a confused reason. There are obvious arguments against misanthropy. It is often born of a hatred of physical being. It can be historically explained. It particularly appears in undemocratic cultures. But what of the misanthropy of terminally defeated and disempowered peoples? Or born of progressivisms? Or the misanthropy that quarrels with specious or easy positivities (from Pelagius to Leibniz to the corporate cheer of contemporary `total capital`)? From the Greek Cynics to Roman satire, St Augustine to Jacobean drama, the misanthropy of the French Ancien Regime to Swift, Smollett and Johnson, Hobbes, Schopenhauer and Rousseau, from the Irish and American misanthropic traditions to modern women`s misanthropy, the book explores such questions. It ends with a debate about contemporary culture that ranges from the `dark radicalisms`, queer misanthropy, posthumanism and eco-misanthropy to Houellebecq, punk rock and gangsta rap.

A History of Modernist Literature by Andrzej Gasiorek

Title A History of Modernist Literature
Author Andrzej Gasiorek
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2015-06-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 624
ISBN 1405177160
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A History of Modernist Literature" offers a critical overview of modernism in England from the 1890s to the Second World War. From the New Woman writers and Ford Madox Ford's "The English Review" to seminal works such as "BLAST," "Ulysses" and "The Waste Land," it focuses on the writers, texts, and movements that were especially significant in the development of this transatlantic phenomenon. In addition to the contribution individual writers made to modernism, the book also explores the intellectual debates, networks and communities that facilitated the creation of key literary works. The book is chronologically organized, spanning early modernism, the period 1910-1914, modernism during wartime, the years 1918-1930, and modernism in the 1930s, and it concludes with a brief exploration of modernism's afterlives in the post-1945 period. At once a comprehensive survey, and a detailed critical account of modernism as it developed and changed over this forty-year span, "A History of Modernist Literature" is essential reading for anyone in the fields of modernism and early twentieth-century English literature.

Joyce s Non Fiction Writings by Katherine Ebury

Title Joyce s Non Fiction Writings
Author Katherine Ebury
Publisher Springer
Release 2018-05-02
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 230
ISBN 3319722425
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents a fundamental shift in the way we approach, discuss, and evaluate Joyce’s non-fictional writings. Rather than simply proposing or applying new methodologies, it historicises and reconceives the critical assumptions that have shaped scholarly approaches to these works for over half a century, showing that non-fiction as a categorical distinction, no matter how sensible it appears, crumbles under closer inspection. Bringing into conversation a group of key Joyce scholars, this volume acts not only as a vital reimagining of our critical relationship to Joyce’s non-fiction, but as a contribution to similar debates being carried out across the broad range of modernist studies.