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Joyce: A Guide for the Perplexed Peter Mahon

Joyce: A Guide for the Perplexed

Peter Mahon

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ISBN : 9780826487926
Paperback
216 pages
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In clear and simple prose, Mahon explains how to connect this little black box to the Joycean engine. Just pull some gears, it falls into place and works. -Jean-Michel Rabaté, Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities at the University ofMoreIn clear and simple prose, Mahon explains how to connect this little black box to the Joycean engine. Just pull some gears, it falls into place and works. -Jean-Michel Rabaté, Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities at the University of PennsylvaniaJames Joyces work has been regarded as some of the most obscure, challenging, and difficult writing ever committed to paper- it is also shamelessly funny and endlessly entertaining. Joyce: A Guide for the Perplexed celebrates the daring, humor and playfulness of Joyces complex work while engaging with and elucidating the most demanding aspects of his writing. The book explores in detail the motifs and radical innovations of style and technique that characterize his major works—Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake. By highlighting how Joyces texts have been read by recent innovations in literary and cultural theory, Joyce: A Guide for the Perplexed offers the reader a Joyce that is contemporary, fresh, and relevant.