Description - James Joyce by Andrew Gibson
In this new work, Andrew Gibson sets out to reverse the traditional view of Joyce and his work as the paradigm of international modernism in literature. Where criticism has usually consigned Ireland to secondary status in Joyce's work, Gibson firmly relocates the writer and his work in Ireland, showing them at all points to be intricately bound up in Irish history, politics and culture. Crucially, he views Joyce's departure for Europe as allegiance to an Irish emigratory tradition that is centuries old, rather than the abandonment of the old country.
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(200mm x 130mm x mm)
Publisher: Reaktion Books
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Author Biography - Andrew Gibson
Andrew Gibson is Professor of Modern Literature and Theory at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Joyce's Revenge: History, Politics and Aesthetics in 'Ulysses' (2002) and co-editor with Joe Kerr of London from Punk to Blair (Reaktion, 2003). Declan Kiberd is Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, University College Dublin.