Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory, and History by Derek AttridgeJoyce Effects: On Language, Theory, and History by Derek Attridge

Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory, and History

byDerek Attridge

Paperback | March 28, 2000

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Joyce Effects is a collection of essays by a leading commentator on James Joyce. Joyce's books, Derek Attridge argues, go off like fireworks, and one of this book's aims is to enhance the reader's enjoyment of these special effects. He examines the way Joyce's writing challenges and transforms our understanding of language, literature, and history and offers in-depth analysis of Joyce's major works. This collection represents fifteen years of close engagement with Joyce by Derek Attridge and reflects the changing course of Joyce criticism during this period.
Title:Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory, and HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:March 28, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521777887

ISBN - 13:9780521777889

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: on being a Joycean; 2. Deconstructive criticism of Joyce; 3. Popular Joyce?; 4. Touching 'Clay': Reference and reality in Dubliners; 5. Joyce and the ideology of character; 6. 'Suck was a queer word': Language, sex, and the remainder in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; 7. Joyce, Jameson, and the text of history; 8. Wakean history: not yet; 9. Molly's flow: the writing of 'Penelope' and the question of women's language; 10. The postmodernity of Joyce: chance, coincidence, and the reader; 11. Countlessness of live-stories: narrativity in Finnegan's Wake; 12. Finnegans awake, or the dream of interpretation; 13. The Wake's confounded language; 14. Envoi; Judging Joyce.

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"any collection of essays from such a popular and respected Joycean mandarin as Attridge would be welcome...The selection here artfully balances abstract argument with refreshing contemporary exercises in close reading...Essays have all the hallmarks of the experienced critic and scholar in their confident ability to couch serious, sophisticated, and regularly challenging ideas in the most limpidly accessible English prose..." James Joyce Literary Supplement