James Joyce

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James Joyce

Writers and their Work


February 20th, 2012

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The works of James Joyce have long been regarded as central to European modernism. It is also clear what a continuing provocation and source of renewal Joyce’s works are for contemporary cultural theory, especially feminism, post modernism and postcolonialism. This new edition of Steven Connor’s book is an animated, accessible critique to the whole range of Joyce’s work, from Dubliners through to Finnegans Wake. It contains a revised bibliography and critical evaluation, taking account of the ever-rowing corpus of literary criticism of Joyce and his work. Steven Connor is a foremost scholar of modern literature, and his book traces the leading concerns of Joyce’s work with language, sexual and cultural identity, and the transforming experiences of modernity, and considers the relations between Joyce and postmodernity.


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Steven Connor is Grace 2 Professor of English at the University of Cambridge having previously been Professor of Modern Literature and Theory at Birkbeck, University of London. His published works include: Postmodernist Culture: An Introduction to Theories of the Contemporary (1989), Theory and Critical Value (1992), and The English Novel in History 1950-1995 (1995), The Matter of Air: Science and the Art of the Ethereal (2010) and Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things (2011)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Half Title 2
Title Page 4
Biographical Outline8
1 Introduction: The Workings of Work12
2 The Indefinite Article: Dubliners18
3 Workshop and Labyrinth: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man39
4 ‘Literature&’: Ulysses60
5 A Wake in Progress: Finnegans Wake84
Select Bibliography114