Romanian Joyce: From Hostility to Hospitality by Arleen IonescuRomanian Joyce: From Hostility to Hospitality by Arleen Ionescu

Romanian Joyce: From Hostility to Hospitality

byArleen Ionescu

Hardcover | May 26, 2014

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This study makes Romania’s largely unknown Joycean heritage visible to an international readership. Reviewing Joyce’s critical reception and translations, as well as the writer’s influence on Romanian prose, it brings Derrida’s notion of «hostipitality» to comparative literary and translation studies in order to theorize the impact of politics and ideology on fiction. After an original survey of the links between Romanian modernism/postmodernism and Western literature, it focuses on alternate trends of hostility and hospitality towards Joyce, especially his techniques and style. It examines how translations dealt with themes prone to communist censorship (politics, sexuality, religion, food), before discussing Joyce’s impact on Romanian writers such as Eliade, Biberi, Bălăiţă and Oţoiu.
Arleen Ionescu is Professor of English Literature at University of Ploieşti (UPG) and Editor of the leading Romanian journal Word and Text. Her major research fields are Modernist prose and Critical Theory. She has published widely on Joyce as well as on Beckett, Blanchot and Derrida.
Title:Romanian Joyce: From Hostility to HospitalityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:May 26, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631652917

ISBN - 13:9783631652916


Table of Contents

Contents: Romanian Hos(ti)pitalities – A Short History of Literary Romania. From Early Twentieth Century to the PostCommunist Age – Joyce’s Critical Reception in Romania – Hos(ti)pitality in Translation: Joyce into Romanian – From Translation to Re-Creation.

Editorial Reviews

«Romanian Joyce is a fascinating study of the ways in which Joyce's work diffuses into the Rornanian literary scene, and it is a very welcome addition to Joyce studies, creatively extending the ways in which we !hink about Joyce's reception, translations, and re-creation.»
(Agota Marton, James Joyce Quarterly 4/2015)