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The Resource Joyce, Bakhtin, and popular literature : chronicles of disorder, by R.B. Kershner

Joyce, Bakhtin, and popular literature : chronicles of disorder, by R.B. Kershner

Label
Joyce, Bakhtin, and popular literature : chronicles of disorder
Title
Joyce, Bakhtin, and popular literature
Title remainder
chronicles of disorder
Statement of responsibility
by R.B. Kershner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The sheer mass of allusion to popular literature in the writings of James Joyce is daunting. Using theories developed by Russian critic Mikhail Bakhtin, R.B. Kershner analyzes how Joyce made use of popular literature in such early works as Stephen Hero, Dubliners, A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, and Exiles. Kershner also examines Joyce's use of rhetoric, the relationship between narrator and protagonist, and the interplay of voices, whether personal, literary, or subliterary, in Joyce's writing. In pointing out the prolific allusions in Joyce to newspapers, children's books, popular novels, and even pornography, Kershner shows how each of these contributes to the structures of consciousness of Joyce's various characters, all of whom write and rewrite themselves in terms of the texts they read in their youth. He also investigates the intertextual role of many popular books to which Joyce alludes in his writings and letters, or which he owned -- some well known, others now obscure. Kershner presents Joyce as a writer with a high degrees of social consciousness, whose writings highlight the conflicting ideologies of the Irish bourgeoisie. In exploring the social dimension of Joyce's writing, he calls upon such important contemporary thinkers as Jameston, Althusser, Barthes, and Lacan in addition to Bakhtin. Joyce's literary response to his historical situation was not polemical, Kershner argues, but, in Bakhtin's terms, dialogical: his writings represent an unremitting dialogue with the discordant but powerful voices of his day, many inaudible to us now
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kershner, R. B.
Dewey number
823/.912
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6019.O9
LC item number
Z674 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joyce, James
  • Bakhtin, M. M.
  • Popular literature
  • Books and reading in literature
  • Popular culture in literature
  • Dialectic
Label
Joyce, Bakhtin, and popular literature : chronicles of disorder, by R.B. Kershner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joyce, Bakhtin, and the Canon -- Young dubliners: popular ideologies -- Older dubliners: repetition and rhetoric -- A dialogical portrait -- A portrait of the artist as text -- Sex/love/marriage: Portrait, Stephen Hero, and Exiles
Control code
18255243
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780807818336
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88022711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1208387
Label
Joyce, Bakhtin, and popular literature : chronicles of disorder, by R.B. Kershner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joyce, Bakhtin, and the Canon -- Young dubliners: popular ideologies -- Older dubliners: repetition and rhetoric -- A dialogical portrait -- A portrait of the artist as text -- Sex/love/marriage: Portrait, Stephen Hero, and Exiles
Control code
18255243
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780807818336
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88022711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1208387

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