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James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity

James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity
Culture, Biography, and 'the Jew' in Modernist Europe

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  • Date Published: November 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521636209

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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.

    • Foreword by Anthony Julius, author of the acclaimed and controversial study T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism and Literary Form
    • Well-reviewed study now available in paperback; Joyce and the representation of Jewishness both currently hot topics
    • Presents fresh and revisionist reading of Ulysses and important new biographical research
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    "...at every turn this superb study introduces fresh perspectives on an important subject." James Joyce Literary Supplement

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    • Date Published: November 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521636209
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Neil R. Davison, Oregon State University

    Foreword

    Anthony Julius

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