By (author) Patrick Parrinder
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James Joyce by Patrick Parrinder
Book DescriptionJames Joyce holds a unique position in literature. No writer has a higher reputation, none attracts more ardent devotees, and none poses so many difficulties for the first-time reader. This book is an original and well-informed survey of the whole of Joyce's work. It offers close readings of his early writings such as Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and an extended examination of his masterpiece, Ulysses, as well as a stimulating introduction to that notoriously difficult work Finnegans Wake. Dr Parrinder stresses Joyce's ambivalent relationship to the Ireland of his youth, and his ability to incorporate the most banal and profane levels of experience and language into profound celebration of the human capacity for survival and regeneration. The Joyce who emerges is a writer of innocence and gusto as well as immense artistic cunning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521283984
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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New Directions in the History of the Novel, Hardback (March 2014)
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H.G. Wells, Paperback (March 2013)
This series comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed set (by theme) or as individual volumes.
Reception of H.G. Wells in Europe, Paperback (January 2013)» View all books by Patrick Parrinder
Leading international scholars from across Europe explore the reception of Wells across the continent, including his cinematic afterlives. Includes a historical timeline and comprehensive bibliography.
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