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Author Spoo, Robert E.

Title James Joyce and the language of history : Dedalus's nightmare / Robert Spoo
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (x, 195 pages)
Contents A NOTE ON CITATIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1 Joyce's Attitudes Toward History: Rome, 1906-7; 2 Fabricated Ghosts: A Metahistorical Reading of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; 3 Teleology, Monocausality, and Marriage in Ulysses; 4 "Nestor" and "Proteus": History, Language, Intertextuality; 5 "Aeolus," Rhetoric, and History; 6 The Language of Literary History: "Oxen of the Sun," "Circe," and Beyond; NOTES; INDEX
Summary History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. Stephen Dedalus's famous complaint articulates a characteristic modern attitude toward the perceived burden of the past. As Robert Spoo shows in this study, Joyce's creative achievement, from the time of his sojourn in Rome in 1906-07 to the completion of Ulysses in 1922, cannot be understood apart from the ferment of historical thought that dominated the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Tracing James Joyce's historiographic art to its formative contexts, Spoo reveals a modernist author passionately engaged with the problem of hi
Analysis English fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-186) and index
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Subject Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Knowledge -- History
Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Knowledge -- Language and languages
History in literature.
Literature and history -- Europe.
Literature and history -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Literature) -- Ireland.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 93047269
ISBN 0195087496 (Cloth)
1423738071 (electronic bk.)
9780195087499 (Cloth)
9781423738077 (electronic bk.)