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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback, Second Edition): Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback, Second Edition)
Oscar Wilde; Edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Backgrounds" and "Reviews and Reactions" allow readers to gauge the novel's sensational reception and to consider the heated public debate over art and morality that the novel engendered. "Criticism" includes seven new essays on the novel that reflect key changes in interpretive theory in recent years and reveal the broad range of interpretive perspectives on Wilde and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Michael Patrick Gillespie, Simon Joyce, Donald L. Lawler, Sheldon W. Liebman, Maureen O'Connor, Elli Ragland-Sullivan, and John Paul Riquelme provide their varied assessments. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

The Importance of Being Earnest (Paperback): Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest (Paperback)
Oscar Wilde; Edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Backgrounds" includes essays on Wilde and the 1890s by prominent cultural critics Joseph Donohue, Regenia Gagnier, and Karl Beckson. "Reviews and Reactions" collects contemporary responses to The Importance of Being Earnest, among them George Bernard Shaw s famous dissenting view and the American assessment by H. F. "Essays in Criticism" includes six diverse assessments of Wilde and the play by E. H. Mikhail, Camille Paglia, Christopher Craft, Michael Patrick Gillespie, Peter Raby, and Richard Haslam. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included."

Myth of An Irish Cinema - Approaching Irish-Themed Films (Paperback, New): Michael Patrick Gillespie Myth of An Irish Cinema - Approaching Irish-Themed Films (Paperback, New)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
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For the past seventy years the discipline of film studies has widely invoked the term national cinema. Such a concept suggests a unified identity with distinct cultural narratives. As the current debate over the meaning of nation and nationalism has made thoughtful readers question the term, its application to the field of film studies has become the subject of recent interrogation. In ""The Myth of an Irish Cinema"", Michael Patrick Gillespie presents a groundbreaking challenge to the traditional view of filmmaking, contesting the existence of an Irish national cinema. Given the social, economic, and cultural complexity of contemporary Irish identity, Gillespie argues, filmmakers can no longer present Irishness as a monolithic entity.The book is arranged thematically, with chapters exploring cinematic representation of the middle class, urban life, rural life, religion, and politics. Offering close readings of Irish-themed films, Gillespie identifies a variety of interpretative approaches based on the diverse elements that define national character. Covering a wide range of films, from John Ford's ""The Quiet Man"" and Kirk Jones' ""Waking Ned Devine"" to Bob Quinn's controversial ""Budawanny"" and ""The Bishop's Story"", ""The Myth of an Irish Cinema"" signals a paradigm shift in the field of film studies and promises to reinvigorate dialogue on the subject of national cinema.

Myth of An Irish Cinema - Approaching Irish-Themed Films (Hardcover, New): Michael Patrick Gillespie Myth of An Irish Cinema - Approaching Irish-Themed Films (Hardcover, New)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
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For the past seventy years the discipline of film studies has widely invoked the term national cinema. Such a concept suggests a unified identity with distinct cultural narratives. As the current debate over the meaning of nation and nationalism has made thoughtful readers question the term, its application to the field of film studies has become the subject of recent interrogation. In ""The Myth of an Irish Cinema"", Michael Patrick Gillespie presents a groundbreaking challenge to the traditional view of filmmaking, contesting the existence of an Irish national cinema. Given the social, economic, and cultural complexity of contemporary Irish identity, Gillespie argues, filmmakers can no longer present Irishness as a monolithic entity.The book is arranged thematically, with chapters exploring cinematic representation of the middle class, urban life, rural life, religion, and politics. Offering close readings of Irish-themed films, Gillespie identifies a variety of interpretative approaches based on the diverse elements that define national character. Covering a wide range of films, from John Ford's ""The Quiet Man"" and Kirk Jones' ""Waking Ned Devine"" to Bob Quinn's controversial ""Budawanny"" and ""The Bishop's Story"", ""The Myth of an Irish Cinema"" signals a paradigm shift in the field of film studies and promises to reinvigorate dialogue on the subject of national cinema.

Reading William Kennedy (Hardcover, 1st ed): Michael Patrick Gillespie Reading William Kennedy (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
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A favorite of library and community reading groups, William Kennedy is best known for his novels Ironweed and Flaming Corsage. This eminently readable book provides a helpful introduction to students and others interested in his work. With engaging finesse, Michael Patrick Gillespie provides a keen analysis of Kennedy's best-known works, a firm base for interpretation, and a better understanding of the cultural world that shapes the characters and informs the plots of Kennedy's novels.

Rather than laying down what one should see when reading Kennedy's works, the book moves to the next stage of exploring diverse responses to Kennedy's canon, broadening the reader's awareness of the range of alternative strategies and perspective.

Gillespie begins with an introduction that lays out the imaginative context for Kennedy's work. Subsequent chapters, in three parts, provide extended treatments of his early work, key elements in the first three Albany novels, and finally the maturity of his overall fiction.

Reading William Kennedy (Paperback, 1st ed): Michael Patrick Gillespie Reading William Kennedy (Paperback, 1st ed)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
R360 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This text provides an introduction to students and others interested in William Kennedy's work. It provides an analysis of Kennedy's best-known works, a firm base for interpretation, and a better understanding of the cultural world that shapes the characters and plots. Rather than laying down what one should see when reading Kennedy's works, the text moves to the next stage of exploring diverse responses to Kennedy's canon, broadening the reader's awareness of the range of alternative strategies and perspective. It begins with an introduction that lays out the imaginative context for Kennedy's work. Subsequent chapters, in three parts, provide extended treatments of his early work, key elements in the first three Albany novels, and finally the maturity of his overall fiction.

Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies (Paperback): Michael Patrick Gillespie Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies (Paperback)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This collection presents, in a single volume, key seminal essays in the study of James Joyce. Representing important contributions to scholarship that have helped shape current methods of approaching Joyce's works, the volume reacquaints contemporary readers with the literature that forms the basis of ongoing scholarly inquiries in the field. Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies makes this trailblazing scholarship readily accessible to readers. Offering three essays each on Joyce's four main works (Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake), editor Michael Patrick Gillespie provides a contextual general introduction as well as short introductions to each section that describe the essays that follow and their original contribution to the field. Featuring works by Robert Boyle, Edmund L. Epstein, S. L. Goldberg, Clive Hart, A. Walton Litz, Robert Scholes, Thomas F. Staley, James R. Thrane, Thomas F. Van Laan, and Florence L. Walzl, this is a volume that no serious scholar of Joyce can be without.

Film Appreciation Through Genres (Paperback): Michael Patrick Gillespie Film Appreciation Through Genres (Paperback)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
R850 Discovery Miles 8 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Many intelligent, enthusiastic individuals approach conversations about films as an extension of the pleasures derived while watching them. Love for movies and enthusiasm for discussion makes many people want to attain a better understanding of what they have seen and to develop a greater skill in talking articulately about their experiences. This sophisticated midpoint between theorizing and plot summary is not as difficult to achieve as some might assume, and "it's so cool" should only be the starting point. Since their introduction just before the turn of the last century, the vast majority of narrative films have followed the same structure, a method that eventually came to be called Classic Hollywood Cinema. Using that basic narrative form, a range of different types or genres emerged to explore particular themes and issues from clearly defined assumptions and perspectives. In each of these categories, fundamental elements that make up any film adapted to the subject of the genre and took on increasingly complex significance, while maintaining the familiar structure that contributes so much to the understanding of a particular movie and to the expectations that viewers brought to all. Understanding these structures and elements enables one to speak with discernment about any number of movies, whether one has seen them or not.

James Joyce and the Exilic Imagination (Paperback): Michael Patrick Gillespie James Joyce and the Exilic Imagination (Paperback)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
R1,570 Discovery Miles 15 700 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

James Joyce left Ireland in 1904 in self-imposed exile. Though he never permanently returned to Dublin, he continued to characterize the city in his prose throughout the rest of his life. This volume elucidates the ways Joyce wrote about his homeland with conflicting bitterness and affection - a common ambivalence in expatriate authors, whose time in exile tends to shape their creative approach to the world. Yet this duality has not been explored in Joyce's work until now. The first book to read Joyce's writing through the lens of exile studies, James Joyce and the Exilic Imagination challenges the tendency of scholars to stress the writer's negative view of Ireland. Instead, it showcases the often-overlooked range of emotional attitudes imbuing Joyce's work and produces a fuller understanding of Joyce's canon.

Locked in the Family Cell - Gender, Sexuality, and Political Agency in Irish National Discourse (Hardcover): Kathryn Conrad Locked in the Family Cell - Gender, Sexuality, and Political Agency in Irish National Discourse (Hardcover)
Kathryn Conrad; Contributions by Michael Patrick Gillespie
R790 R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Save R152 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Locked in the Family Cell" is the first book on Ireland to provide a sustained and interdisciplinary analysis of gender, sexuality, nationalism, the public and private spheres, and the relationship between these categories of analysis and action. Kathryn Conrad examines the writers and activists who are resistant to simplistic nationalist constructions of Ireland and its subjects. She exposes the assumptions and the effects of national discourses in Ireland and their reliance on a limited and limiting vision of the family: the heterosexual family cell.
By actively situating theoretical readings and concerns in practice, Conrad follows the lead of scholars such as Lauren Berlant, Gloria Anzaldua, Ailbhe Smyth, and others who have encouraged dialogue not only among scholars in different academic disciplines but between scholars and activists. In doing so she provides not only a critique of interest to scholars in a variety of fields but also a productive political intervention.

Exiles - A Critical Edition (Hardcover, annotated edition): James Joyce Exiles - A Critical Edition (Hardcover, annotated edition)
James Joyce; Edited by A.Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Patrick Gillespie
R1,604 Discovery Miles 16 040 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the first critical edition of Exiles, Joyce's only extant play and his least appreciated work. A. Nicholas Fargnoli and Michael Patrick Gillespie contend that the play deserves the same serious study as Joyce's fiction and stands on the cutting edge of modern drama. Their introduction situates Exiles in the context of Irish history and Joyce's other works, highlighting its often-overlooked complexity. The text of the play is newly annotated and unregularized, appearing as Joyce originallyintended. Containing a variety of critical responses to the text, including an interview with a recent director of the play, this edition establishes Exiles as an important component of Joyce's canon.

Branding Oscar Wilde (Hardcover): Michael Patrick Gillespie Branding Oscar Wilde (Hardcover)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
R2,425 R2,300 Discovery Miles 23 000 Save R125 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Branding Oscar Wilde traces the development and perception of Wilde's public persona and examines the impact of interpretations of his writing. Through calculated behavior, provocative language, and arresting dress, Wilde self-consciously created a brand initially recognized by family and friends, then by the British public, and ultimately by large audiences over the world. That brand changed over the course of his public career-both in the way Wilde projected it and in the way it was perceived. Comprehending the fundamental elements of the Wilde brand and following its evolution are integral to a full understanding of his art. The study focuses on how branding established important assumptions about Wilde and his work in his own mind and in those of his readers, and it examines how each stage of brand development affected the immediate responses to Wilde's writings and, as it continued to evolve, progressively shaped our understanding of the Wilde canon.

Exiles - A Critical Edition (Paperback): James Joyce Exiles - A Critical Edition (Paperback)
James Joyce; Edited by A.Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Patrick Gillespie
R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Wild Colonial Girl - Essays on Edna O'Brien (Paperback): Lisa Colletta, Maureen O'Connor Wild Colonial Girl - Essays on Edna O'Brien (Paperback)
Lisa Colletta, Maureen O'Connor; Wanda Balzano, Kristine Byron, Danine Farquharson, …
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Since the 1960 publication of her first novel, "The Country Girls," award-winning Irish writer Edna O'Brien has been both celebrated and maligned. Praised for her lyrical prose and vivid female characters and attacked for her frank treatment of sexuality and alleged sensationalism, O'Brien and her work seem always to spawn controversy, including the past banning in Ireland of several of her works. O'Brien's attention to "women's" concerns such as sex, romance, marriage, and childbirth has often relegated her to critical neglect at best and, at worst, outright contempt. This essay collection promises to be a long overdue critical reevaluation and exciting rediscovery of her oeuvre.
"Wild Colonial Girl "situates O'Brien in Irish contexts that allow for an appraisal of her significant contribution to a specifically Irish women's literary tradition while attesting to the potency of writing against patriarchal conventions. Each chapter's clear and detailed readings of O'Brien's fiction build a convincing case for her literary, political, and cultural importance, providing an invaluable critical guide for an enriched appreciation of O'Brien and her work.

Recent Criticism of James Joyce's <I>Ulysses</I> - An Analytical Review (Hardcover): Michael Patrick Gillespie, Paula... Recent Criticism of James Joyce's Ulysses - An Analytical Review (Hardcover)
Michael Patrick Gillespie, Paula Gillespie
R1,573 Discovery Miles 15 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since its appearance in 1922, James Joyce's novel Ulysses has remained extremely popular, never having gone out of print. Since the expiration of its copyright in the early 1990s, almost every major press in the US and England has produced an edition of the novel. This widespread public interest, in turn, has led well-known literary critics--from T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound to Terry Eagleton and Homi Bhabha--to attempt to explain the intricacies of the great novel. Debate continues over even the most fundamental aspects of its plot, characterization, and themes. Every year, more and more scholars offer insights into the structure and style of Joyce's writing, the significance of his imagery, the consequences of his ideological dispositions, the association between his fictional representations and a myriad of cultural, social, and communal institutions and beliefs. Merely remaining cognizant of the range of views of Ulysses now offered has become a daunting task for any student of Joyce, especially in view of the explosion of critical viewpoints available to today's critics. While no single work could fully synthesize all that has been written on Ulysses, this book distinguishes the features of major methodological trends and important critical studies that have shaped our sense of Joyce's novel in recent years.

"Picture of Dorian Gray" - What the World Thinks of Me (Hardcover): Michael Patrick Gillespie "Picture of Dorian Gray" - What the World Thinks of Me (Hardcover)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
R1,304 Discovery Miles 13 040 Special order

In some ways prefiguring the dramas in its creator's life, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a fictional model of the moral contradictions pervading late Victorian society. Oscar Wilde's Faustian tale of a beautiful young man trading his soul for the promise of eternal youth sparked controversy upon its appearance in 1890, a decade in which Wilde experienced the heights and depths of notoriety as society's wit and dandy, as its chief spokesman for the aesthetic "art for art's sake" movement, and ultimately as its embittered and destitute outcast. In The Picture of Dorian Gray: "What the World Thinks Me", Michael Patrick Gillespie contributes a penetrating analysis to Wildean studies, a volume at once accessible to students and valuable to scholars. Taking up "The Extratextual Milieu", Gillespie delineates the historical and literary contexts in which Dorian Gray appeared and traces the critical reception to it; offering close "Readings and Rereadings", he examines elements of imagination, ethics, aesthetics, and sensuality in the work. He further demonstrates that the narrative's appeal to a multitude of viewpoints allows for broad interpretations of the novel, prompting critics to see in it a range of authorial concerns and visions. Written with care, thoroughness, and grace, The Picture of Dorian Gray: "What the World Thinks Me" will be welcomed by students, librarians, and scholars. Enhancing the study's usefulness are a chronology of Wilde's life and works, a bibliography, and notes and references.

Riot and Great Anger - Stage Censorship in Twentieth-century Ireland (Paperback): Joan Fitzpatrick Dean Riot and Great Anger - Stage Censorship in Twentieth-century Ireland (Paperback)
Joan Fitzpatrick Dean; Series edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Special order

Although books, films, and periodicals were subject to Irish government censorship through much of the twentieth century, stage productions were not. The theater became a public space to air cultural confrontations between Church and State, individual and community, and "freedom of the theatre" versus the audience's right to disagree. And disagree they often did. Throughout the twentieth century, Irish performances of new plays by William Butler Yeats, John Millington Synge, and Sean O'Casey, as well as those of such lesser-known playwrights as George Birmingham, often evoked heated responses from theatergoers, sometimes resulting in riots and public denunciation of playwrights and actors. "Joan FitzPatrick Dean takes the reader on a tour de force of theatrical riots, pamphleteering, manipulation, coercion, and `indomitable Irishry' determined to bring to the floorboards something of the vision and promise of the [Gaelic] Revival. Dean demonstrates clearly how funding, politics, religion, and personality-as well as the history of Ireland's long connection to Britain-shape the public character of Irish drama. She provides an engrossing chronicle of the evolving double helix of theater and its forces of expression on one hand, and censorship and its forces of restraint and coercion on the other." -Jerome Joseph Day, New Hibernia Review "[Dean's] study of the twin traditions of protest and freedom in twentieth-century Irish theater will be invaluable in collections supporting study of Irish culture, Irish literature, and modern theater in general."-Choice

The Aesthetics of Chaos - Nonlinear Thinking and Contemporary Literary Criticism (Hardcover, New): Michael Patrick Gillespie The Aesthetics of Chaos - Nonlinear Thinking and Contemporary Literary Criticism (Hardcover, New)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
R1,706 Discovery Miles 17 060 Special order

Michael Patrick Gillespie employs concepts of post-Einsteinian physics as the metaphoric and dialectic foundation for an alternative method of interpreting literature. His central argument revolves around the notion that the most useful literary criticism is that which comes closest to the process of reading. He argues that since our reading is not circumscribed by Cartesian cause-and-effect principles, our literary criticism should not be bound by linear thinking. Drawing examples that range from the ""Book of Job"" to ""Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"", Gillespie demonstrates how nonlinear perception vastly enhances one's ability to understand diverse forms of literature. Invoking theories from Einstein's views on relativity, quantum mechanics and chaos theories, Gillespie applies his approach to different types of literary works, including a children's fantasy, the Bible, ""The Importance of Being Earnest"", and ""Finnegan's Wake"". In each case, he compares a nonlinear model of criticism with the interpretation of established critical schools, focusing especially on elucidating both the weaknesses in those schools and the multiple legitimate textual meanings in these works. Providing theoretical grounding in the basics of the new sciences, Gillespie draws from the fundamental thinking behind these conceptions of material existence to articulate a paradigm of literary criticism that should be of interest to all literary scholars.

Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity (Hardcover): Michael Patrick Gillespie Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity (Hardcover)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
R1,579 Discovery Miles 15 790 Special order

"Balanced, clear, and judicious . . . [it] examines all of Wilde's oeuvre, from essays through novel, plays, and last works; and it does so, notably, by examining Wilde and his era in generous scope. . . . This book has authority and thoroughness."--Roy Gottfried, Vanderbilt UniversityOscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity presents an inclusive approach to Wilde criticism. It highlights the diversity in Wilde's writing, suggests strategies for reading, and leaves the reader to decide how best to apply them. In the first critical approach to Wilde's entire canon based on reader-response theory, Michael Patrick Gillespie examines the historical and social contexts in which the works are received. He synthesizes over a century of criticism, highlighting specific elements while ignoring others. Citing multiplicity as the defining feature of Wilde's artistic consciousness, Gillespie maintains that any other approach gives short shrift to central aspects of Wilde's aesthetics. In his preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde wrote, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written." He then adds, disingenuously, "that is all." Gillespie identifies the diverse features that make Wilde's works well written.Michael Patrick Gillespie is professor of English at Marquette University, Milwaukee, and author of The Picture of Dorian Gray: "As the World Sees Me" and (with A. Nicholar Fargnoli) James Joyce A to Z."

Ulysses in Critical Perspective (Hardcover): Michael Patrick Gillespie, A.Nicholas Fargnoli Ulysses in Critical Perspective (Hardcover)
Michael Patrick Gillespie, A.Nicholas Fargnoli; Foreword by Sebastian D.G. Knowles
R1,275 Discovery Miles 12 750 Special order

This collection of essays is the first in 15 years to review the current state of theory on James Joyce's ""Ulysses"", and this volume comes more than 100 years after the fictitious Leopold Bloom steps into the novel, a day Joyceans celebrate as Bloomsday. The contributors - well known for their work in James Joyce studies - each provide three assessments in their areas of specialization: a history of the best criticism to date, a timely updating of critical positions, and an agenda for future examination. In clear, accessible language, the collection examines the insights readers can expect from particular modes of inquiry and offers an informed view of theoretical approaches and interpretive trends. For new Joyce scholars, the book provides a highly readable summary of existing criticism. For seasoned Joyceans, it offers a timely and important review of the methodologies that have made significant contributions to understanding the novel. In addition, it surveys an array of feminist scholarship on ""Ulysses"" and will stimulate new projects for feminist criticism on the issues of choice and agency.

Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies (Hardcover): Michael Patrick Gillespie Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies (Hardcover)
Michael Patrick Gillespie
R2,134 Discovery Miles 21 340 Special order

This collection presents, in a single volume, key seminal essays in the study of James Joyce. Representing important contributions to scholarship that have helped shape current methods of approaching Joyce's works, the volume reacquaints contemporary readers with the literature that forms the basis of ongoing scholarly inquiries in the field. Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies makes this trailblazing scholarship readily accessible to readers. Offering three essays each on Joyce's four main works (Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake), editor Michael Patrick Gillespie provides a contextual general introduction as well as short introductions to each section that describe the essays that follow and their original contribution to the field. Featuring works by Robert Boyle, Edmund L. Epstein, S. L. Goldberg, Clive Hart, A. Walton Litz, Robert Scholes, Thomas F. Staley, James R. Thrane, Thomas F. Van Laan, and Florence L. Walzl, this is a volume that no serious scholar of Joyce can be without.

Critical Companion to James Joyce - A Literary Reference to His Life and Work (Hardcover, Rev. ed): A.Nicholas Fargnoli,... Critical Companion to James Joyce - A Literary Reference to His Life and Work (Hardcover, Rev. ed)
A.Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Patrick Gillespie
R1,624 Discovery Miles 16 240 Special order

The author of such classics as ""Dubliners"", ""A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"", ""Ulysses"", ""Finnegans Wake"", and more, James Joyce is regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time. Known for his experimental use of language, Joyce endured controversy surrounding much of his work, including one of the most famous censorship trials in history. ""Critical Companion to James Joyce"" examines this groundbreaking Irish novelist by exploring his work and influences, including family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances, as well as important places where he lived and worked. In this single-volume reference, admirers, general readers, and lovers of literature will discover hundreds of entries covering every aspect of Joyce's life and work. Coverage includes: a biography of Joyce; synopses and critical discussions of all Joyce's published work, with extensive analyses of the major fiction titles; profiles of significant members of Joyce's family and social circle; discussions of intellectual and literary influences on Joyce; accounts of censorship and legal battles; and characters in his fiction. Additional material includes: a working outline of Finnegans Wake; and the Ulysses schema.

Critical Companion to James Joyce - A Literary Reference to His Life and Work (Paperback): A.Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Patrick... Critical Companion to James Joyce - A Literary Reference to His Life and Work (Paperback)
A.Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Patrick Gillespie
R394 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R29 (7%) Special order

The author of such classics as ""Dubliners"", ""A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"", ""Ulysses"", ""Finnegans Wake"", and more, James Joyce is one of the greatest writers of all time. Known for his experimental use of language, Joyce endured controversy surrounding much of his work, including one of the most famous censorship trials in history. ""Critical Companion to James Joyce"" examines this groundbreaking Irish novelist by exploring his work and influences, including family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances, as well as important places where he lived and worked. In this single-volume reference, admirers, general readers, and lovers of literature will discover hundreds of entries covering every aspect of Joyce's life and work. Coverage includes: a biography of Joyce; synopses and critical discussions of all Joyce's published work; profiles of significant members of Joyce's family and social circle; discussions of intellectual and literary influences on Joyce; and accounts of censorship and legal battles. Additional material includes: a working outline of Finnegans Wake; and the Ulysses schema.

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