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Joyce and reality : the empirical strikes back, John Gordon

Label
Joyce and reality : the empirical strikes back
Title
Joyce and reality
Title remainder
the empirical strikes back
Statement of responsibility
John Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Joyce was a realist, but his reality was not ours," writes John Gordon in his new book. Here, he maintains that the shifting styles and techniques of Joyce's work are a function of two interacting realities - the external reality of a particular time and place and the internal reality of a character's mental state
  • In making this case Gordon offers up a number of new readings: how Stephen Dedalus conceives and composes his villanelle; why the Dubliners story about Little Chandler is titled "A Little Cloud"; why Gerty MacDowell suddenly appears and disappears; what is happening when Leopold Bloom stares for two minutes on end at a beer bottle's label; why the triangle etched at the center of Finnegans Wake doubles itself and grows a pair of circles; why the next at last chapter of Ulysses has, by far, the book's highest incidence of the letter C; and who is the man in the macintosh."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, John
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6019.O9
LC item number
U63 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Irish studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bloom, Molly (Fictitious character)
  • Empiricism in literature
  • Reality in literature
  • Bloom, Leopold (Fictitious character)
  • Joyce, James
  • Dublin (Ireland)
Label
Joyce and reality : the empirical strikes back, John Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-314) 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
A portrait of the artist : a domino theory -- "A little cloud" : a nebular hypothesis -- Distillates, counterparts -- The Orphic "sirens," the Orphic Ulysses -- The erotic gerty, the pornographic gerty -- Henry's flower -- Approaching reality in "Oxen of the sun" -- Bloom as Thomas De Quincey -- Bloom's Bell -- Dublin : sun, moon, stars -- Bloom's birth star -- Plotinus, Spencer again, and the proliferant continuances of "Oxen of the sun" -- Approaching reality in "Circe" -- "Circe" again: thirty-two anomalies -- "Circe" yet again : an operatic finale -- Haines's hallucination -- "Ithaca" as the letter C -- Passport to eternity -- The mysterious man in the MacIntosh : a prize titbits story by Mr. James Joyce -- Seeing things in Finnegans Wake
Control code
54372421
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780815630197
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Joyce and reality : the empirical strikes back, John Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-314) 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
A portrait of the artist : a domino theory -- "A little cloud" : a nebular hypothesis -- Distillates, counterparts -- The Orphic "sirens," the Orphic Ulysses -- The erotic gerty, the pornographic gerty -- Henry's flower -- Approaching reality in "Oxen of the sun" -- Bloom as Thomas De Quincey -- Bloom's Bell -- Dublin : sun, moon, stars -- Bloom's birth star -- Plotinus, Spencer again, and the proliferant continuances of "Oxen of the sun" -- Approaching reality in "Circe" -- "Circe" again: thirty-two anomalies -- "Circe" yet again : an operatic finale -- Haines's hallucination -- "Ithaca" as the letter C -- Passport to eternity -- The mysterious man in the MacIntosh : a prize titbits story by Mr. James Joyce -- Seeing things in Finnegans Wake
Control code
54372421
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780815630197
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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