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The Resource The value of James Joyce, Margot Norris (University of California, Irvine)

The value of James Joyce, Margot Norris (University of California, Irvine)

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The value of James Joyce
Title
The value of James Joyce
Statement of responsibility
Margot Norris (University of California, Irvine)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Margot Norris' The Value of James Joyce explores the writings of James Joyce from his early poetry and short stories to his final avant-garde work, Finnegans Wake. His works include some of the most difficult and challenging texts in the English literary canon without diminishing his impressive popularity beyond the scope of academia. A democratic impulse may be counted as an important feature of this paradox: that Joyce's stylistic and linguistic experiments never lose their focus on a world of characters whose everyday activities comprise the stories of life in Ireland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, even as some of the most famous texts are given structures derived from Ancient Greek literature. The Value of James Joyce examines not only the significance of the ostensibly ordinary but the function of natural and urban spaces, classical and popular culture, and the moods, voice, and language that give Joyce's works their widespread appeal"--
  • "Richard Ellmann said it best: "Joyce's discovery, so humanistic that he would have been embarrassed to disclose it out of context, was that the ordinary is the extraordinary." How so? Is there anything extraordinary about depicting a man going to the outhouse in the morning and defecating, pleased to find "that slight constipation of yesterday quite gone" (4.508)? Surely the act is commonplace enough, but its depiction in a 1904 novel, complete with the quiet thoughts that accompany it, is not. It suggests that even the most insignificant moments of a day can have meaning to human beings, and their representation in literature sharpens its realism to an extraordinary degree. In a 1920 letter to Carlo Linati, Joyce called Ulysses "the cycle of the human body as well as a little story of a day (life)." The representation of the ordinary thereby becomes one of the most important elements of Joyce's democratic impulse"--
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DLC
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Norris, Margot
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6019.O9
LC item number
Z7473 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • Literature and society
  • Joyce, James
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature and society
Label
The value of James Joyce, Margot Norris (University of California, Irvine)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-153) 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
1. Introduction: Democratic and Cosmopolitan Joyce -- 2. The significance of the ordinary : in Dubliners, Portrait, and Ulysses -- 3. Irish Nature, Irish City: The complexities of place; 4. Joyce's Cultures, and Classical and the Popular -- 5.The Styles of Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake: Moods, voices, and language
Control code
947073486
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781107131927
Lccn
2015041400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026189428
System control number
(OCoLC)947073486
Label
The value of James Joyce, Margot Norris (University of California, Irvine)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-153) 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
1. Introduction: Democratic and Cosmopolitan Joyce -- 2. The significance of the ordinary : in Dubliners, Portrait, and Ulysses -- 3. Irish Nature, Irish City: The complexities of place; 4. Joyce's Cultures, and Classical and the Popular -- 5.The Styles of Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake: Moods, voices, and language
Control code
947073486
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781107131927
Lccn
2015041400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026189428
System control number
(OCoLC)947073486

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