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James Joyce and the Mythology of Modernism

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ISBN-10: 3898215741

ISBN-13: 9783898215749

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daniel Shea

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"James Joyce and the Mythology of Modernism" examines anew how myth exists in Joyce's fiction. Using Joyce's idiosyncratic appropriation of the myths of Catholicism, this study explores how the rejected religion still acts as a foundational aesthetic for a new mythology of the Modern age starting with "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and maturing within "Ulysses". Like the mythopoets before him -- Homer, Dante, Milton, Blake -- Joyce consciously sets out to encapsulate his vision of a splintered and rapidly changing reality into a new aesthetic which alone is capable of successfully rendering the fullness of life in a meaningful way. Already reeling from the humanistic implications…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag
Publication date: 4/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 0.58" wide x 0.83" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English