The Resource Reading Joyce politically, Trevor L. Williams

Reading Joyce politically, Trevor L. Williams

Label
Reading Joyce politically
Title
Reading Joyce politically
Statement of responsibility
Trevor L. Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the first book-length study of a "Marxist" Joyce, Trevor Williams takes as his starting point Joyce's assertion that Dublin was a "paralysed city." He identifies those power structures within its civil society and private relationships - so clearly drawn by Joyce in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses - that lie at the heart of that paralysis. More importantly, however, Williams shows how in Joyce the paralysis is always provisional, and explores the ways in which Joyce's characters do indeed demonstrate means of resistance to the British state, to class distinctions, to clerical hegemony, and to power imbalances in familial and sexual relationships."--BOOK JACKET. "In the process, Williams reviews the early criticism leveled against Joyce by the left, in particular by the First Congress of Soviet Writers in 1934. He also engages contemporary Joyce critics, including Fredric Jameson, Franco Moretti, and Terry Eagleton, many of whom have attempted to redress the leftist attacks on Joyce and to demonstrate his relevance to a postcolonial critical approach."--BOOK JACKET. "Throughout, Williams asserts the constant need to make literature relevant. In part, this book was inspired by his students, who in 1991, at the outset of the Gulf War, demanded to know how they could justify reading Joyce when, simultaneously, people were being killed. Williams's answer, formulated in the first chapter, is to argue that reading Joyce, who was keenly aware of the impact of unequal power relations, is not only justifiable but relevant, legitimate, and necessary."--BOOK JACKET. "Unusually free of the dogmatism and economism so frequently associated with Marxist literary criticism, Williams's reading of Joyce draws from the "humanist" tradition of Marxism and from contemporary feminist thinking in what is ultimately a blend of provocative theory and close textual reading. It will be of interest to Joyceans, literary theorists, and anyone who still believes that to read Joyce is not only justifiable but relevant, legitimate, and necessary."--Jacket
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Williams, Trevor L
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6019.O9
LC item number
Z953 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • Political fiction, English
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Politique-fiction anglaise
  • Politique et littérature
  • Politique dans la littérature
  • Political and social views
  • Political fiction, English
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Politisches Denken
  • Politische Literatur
  • Ireland
Label
Reading Joyce politically, Trevor L. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-223) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780813015132
Lccn
97007555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36501326
  • (OCoLC)ocm36501326
Label
Reading Joyce politically, Trevor L. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-223) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780813015132
Lccn
97007555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36501326
  • (OCoLC)ocm36501326

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