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The Resource Joyce's messianism : Dante, negative existence, and the messianic self, Gian Balsamo

Joyce's messianism : Dante, negative existence, and the messianic self, Gian Balsamo

Label
Joyce's messianism : Dante, negative existence, and the messianic self
Title
Joyce's messianism
Title remainder
Dante, negative existence, and the messianic self
Statement of responsibility
Gian Balsamo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his study of negative existence and how it affects James Joyce's principal characters, Gian Balsamo joins the ongoing debate about the Irish writer's relationship to Dante and considers the centrality of messianism to that relationship. Finding in Dante a negative poetics that becomes a model for Joyce, Balsamo suggests that the inception and cessation of life - two occurrences that conventionally are deemed impossible to experience personally and directly - typically frame the existential experiences of Joyce's main characters. Balsamo perceives Stephen, Leopold, and Shem as messianic figures because they rebel against this convention, clustering their lives around the very events of inception and burial."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balsamo, Gian
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
Z52566 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Negation (Logic) in literature
  • Messianism in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Negativity (Philosophy) in literature
  • Joyce, James
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Joyce, James
  • Dante Alighieri
Label
Joyce's messianism : Dante, negative existence, and the messianic self, Gian Balsamo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-167) 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
  • Messianic self
  • pt. 2.
  • Joyce's negative protagonists
  • 4.
  • Gabriel Conroy's necropolitan journey
  • 5.
  • Stephen Dedalus's silence in progress
  • 6.
  • Stephen Dedalus's poetry of the afterlife
  • 7.
  • Prologue : sepulchral intimations
  • Leopold Bloom's burial meal
  • 8.
  • Shem's scripture
  • Epilogue : necropolitude
  • pt. 1.
  • Coordinated influences : Augustine, Dante, and Vico
  • 1.
  • Negative self
  • 2.
  • Negative existence
  • 3.
Control code
55679129
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 180 pages
Isbn
9781570035524
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004013880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Joyce's messianism : Dante, negative existence, and the messianic self, Gian Balsamo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-167) 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
  • Messianic self
  • pt. 2.
  • Joyce's negative protagonists
  • 4.
  • Gabriel Conroy's necropolitan journey
  • 5.
  • Stephen Dedalus's silence in progress
  • 6.
  • Stephen Dedalus's poetry of the afterlife
  • 7.
  • Prologue : sepulchral intimations
  • Leopold Bloom's burial meal
  • 8.
  • Shem's scripture
  • Epilogue : necropolitude
  • pt. 1.
  • Coordinated influences : Augustine, Dante, and Vico
  • 1.
  • Negative self
  • 2.
  • Negative existence
  • 3.
Control code
55679129
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 180 pages
Isbn
9781570035524
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004013880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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