James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 13, 2001 - Literary Collections - 248 pages
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In James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism a leading scholar approaches the entire Joycean canon through the concept of "egoism". This concept, Jean-Michel Rabaté argues, runs throughout Joyce's work, and involves and incorporates its opposite, "hospitality", a term Rabaté understands as meaning an ethical and linguistic opening to "the other". Rabaté explores Joyce's complex negotiation between these two poles in a study of interest to all scholars of modernism.
  

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Contents

Apres mot le deluge the ego as symptom
1
The ego the nation and degeneration
24
Joyce the egoist
43
The esthetic paradoxes of egoism from negoism to the theoretic
70
Theorys slice of life
85
The egoist vs the king
107
The conquest of Paris
131
Joyces transitional revolution
141
Hospitality and sodomy
153
Hospitality in the capital city
179
Joyces late Modernism and the birth of the genetic reader
194
Stewardship Parnellism and egotism
209
Notes
219
Bibliography
235
Index
243
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Jean-Michel Rabate is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Modern Literature. He is also founder and senior curator of Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, where he organizes exhibitions, conferences and lectures. Since 2008, Rabate has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also on the editorial boards of Interfaces, James Joyce Quarterly, the James Joyce Annual, the European Journal of English Studies, Modernism/Modernity, English Text Construction, and Word and Image. Rabate currently serves on the board of the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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