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Len Platt charts a fresh approach through one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century literature. Using original archival research and detailed close readings, he outlines Joyce's literary response to the racial discourse of twentieth-century politics. Platt's account is the first to position Finnegans Wake in precise historical conditions and to explore Joyce's engagement with European fascism. Race, Platt claims, is a central theme for Joyce, both in terms of the colonial and post-colonial conflicts between the Irish and the British, and in terms of its use by the extreme right. It is in this context that Joyce's engagement with race, while certainly a product of colonial relations, also figures as a wider disputation with rationalism, capitalism and modernity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521868846
ISBN-10: 052186884X
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 222
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Len Platt

Len Platt is Head of the Department of Professional and Community Education at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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