James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity: Culture, Biography, and the Jew in Modernist Europe by Neil R. DavisonJames Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity: Culture, Biography, and the Jew in Modernist Europe by Neil R. Davison

James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity: Culture, Biography, and the Jew in…

byNeil R. DavisonForeword byAnthony Julius

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Representations of "the Jew" have long been a topic of interest in Joyce studies. Neil Davison argues that Joyce's lifelong encounter with pseudo-scientific, religious, and political discourse about "the Jew" forms a unifying component of his career. He offers new biographical material, and presents a detailed reading of Ulysses to show how Joyce confronts the controversy of "race," the psychology of internalized stereotype, and the contradictions of fin-de-siècle anti-Semitism.
Title:James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity: Culture, Biography, and the Jew in…Format:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:November 13, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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Table of Contents

Foreword Anthony Julius; Introduction; 1. Silence: family values; 2. Silence: Jesuit years: Clongowes and Belvedere; 3. Silence: university years: the Church, Dreyfus, and aesthetics; 4. Exile: excursion to the Continent, bitter return; 5. Cunning and exile: Greeks and Jews; 6. Cunning: Jews and the Continent: texts and subtexts; 7. Cunning: the miracle of Lazarus times two: Joyce and Italo Svevo; 8. Ulysses; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Scholars have long been fascinated by how James Joyce represented "the Jew" in his work. Drawing on new biographical material and a detailed reading of Ulysses, James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity shows how the novelist’s lifelong encounter with pseudo-scientific, religious and political discourse about "the Jew" formed a unifying component of his career. It examines how Joyce confronted the controversy of "race," the psychology of internalized stereotype and the contradictions of anti-Semitism at the turn of the century.

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"...at every turn this superb study introduces fresh perspectives on an important subject." James Joyce Literary Supplement