James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism by Jean-Michel RabatéJames Joyce and the Politics of Egoism by Jean-Michel Rabaté

James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism

byJean-Michel Rabaté

Paperback | August 13, 2001

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In James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism a leading scholar approaches the entire Joycean canon through the concept of "egoism". This concept, Jean-Michel Rabaté argues, runs throughout Joyce's work, and involves and incorporates its opposite, "hospitality", a term Rabaté understands as meaning an ethical and linguistic opening to "the other". Rabaté explores Joyce's complex negotiation between these two poles in a study of interest to all scholars of modernism.
Title:James Joyce and the Politics of EgoismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:August 13, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521009588

ISBN - 13:9780521009584

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Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. Aprés le mot, le déluge: the ego as symptom; 2. The ego, the nation and degeneration; 3. Joyce the egoist; 4. The aesthetic paradoxes of egoism: from egoism to the theoretic; 5. Theory's slice of life; 6. The egoist and the king; 7. The conquest of Paris; 8. Joyce's transitional revolution; 9. Hospitality and sodomy; 10. Textual hospitality in the 'capital city'; 11. Joyce's late modernism and the birth of the genetic reader; 12. Stewardism, Parnellism and egotism.

Editorial Reviews

"James Joyce and the Politics of Egotism is...exactly the sort of smart, free-associating affair that serious Joyce scholars will immediately recognize as both on scholarship's cutting-edge and thoroughly 'Joycean' in spirit." English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920