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The Resource The strong spirit : history, politics and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915, Andrew Gibson

The strong spirit : history, politics and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915, Andrew Gibson

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The strong spirit : history, politics and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915
Title
The strong spirit
Title remainder
history, politics and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Gibson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This study provides the first comprehensive historical account of Joyce's writings 1898-1915 in the context both of the distinct phases and shifting currents of British-Irish history during the period, and the sometimes rather different phases important in the works"--Jacket
  • "Scholarly accounts of Joyce's early work have traditionally resorted to two historical keys to try to unlock it: a concept of the Dublin and Ireland in which he grew to adulthood as stagnant and backward, and an emphasis on 1904, the year of the supposedly crucial break in which Joyce quit Ireland for continental Europe and could begin his great modernist literary project. But modernist or no, Joyce's works are always about Ireland, and he remained vitally in touch with Irish historical developments throughout his life. This study aims to be the first comprehensive historicisation of Joyce's writings 1898-1915 in relation to the distinct phases and shifting currents of British-Irish history during the period. At the turn of the century, when a concept of 'national resurgence' is much in the Irish air, in his earliest essays, Joyce meditates on art as an anti-colonial and emancipatory project that addresses questions of freedom and justice in its own distinctive way. His early essays produce a compelling declaration of a principle of autonomy at a specific historical moment in a colonial culture. However, successive historical events - the crises surrounding the Land Act, the United Irish League and Devolution, the election of 1906, the Third Home Rule Bill crisis - call the emancipatory project ever more sharply into question. Thus 'the strong spirit' which Joyce had initially thought might transcend and even conquer the effects of history becomes indissolubly wedded to radical historical scepticism. Through Dubliners, Stephen Hero, the 'Triestine Writings' and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to Exiles, Joyce responds to his predicament by examining recent Irish history and the place of the intellectual and artist within it in a variety of extremely subtle and complex or, in Joycean terms, l̀abyrinthine' forms of writing."--Publisher's description
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Gibson, Andrew
Dewey number
823.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6019.O9
LC item number
Z955 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joyce, James
  • History in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • History in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Zeithintergrund
  • Ästhetik
  • Historia i litteraturen
  • Politik i litteraturen
  • Estetik i litteraturen
Label
The strong spirit : history, politics and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915, Andrew Gibson
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Resurgence : early writings from the Local Government Act to the Land Act, 1898-1903 -- Where we stand : Dubliners and the anatomy of Irish culture, 1904-1906 -- One of his explosives : Stephen Hero and the years of paralysis, 1904-1906 -- Desolating certainties : the 'Triestine writings' and the return of the Liberals, 1906-1912 -- Inside the labyrinth : A portrait of the artist as a young man, 1907-1914 -- The impossibility of union : Exiles, 1912-1915 -- Endpiece
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827336061
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1 online resource (viii, 275 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780199642502
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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9780199642502
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444533
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remote
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(OCoLC)827336061
Label
The strong spirit : history, politics and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915, Andrew Gibson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resurgence : early writings from the Local Government Act to the Land Act, 1898-1903 -- Where we stand : Dubliners and the anatomy of Irish culture, 1904-1906 -- One of his explosives : Stephen Hero and the years of paralysis, 1904-1906 -- Desolating certainties : the 'Triestine writings' and the return of the Liberals, 1906-1912 -- Inside the labyrinth : A portrait of the artist as a young man, 1907-1914 -- The impossibility of union : Exiles, 1912-1915 -- Endpiece
Control code
827336061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 275 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199642502
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780199642502
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
444533
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827336061

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