Reading Joyce's Ulysses

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 15, 1987 - Fiction - 293 pages
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Reissued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, this now classic text includes a new preface by author Daniel Schwarz taking account of scholarly and critical developments since its original publication. It shows how the now-important issues of postcolonialism, feminism, Irish Studies and urban culture are addressed within the text, as well as a discussion of how the book can be approached by both beginners and seasoned readers. Schwarz not only presents a powerful and original reading of Joyce's great epic novel, but discusses it in terms of a dialogue between recent and more traditional theory. Focusing on what he calls the odyssean reader, Schwarz demonstrates how the experience of reading Ulysses involves responding both to traditional plot and character, and to the novel's stylistic experiments.

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Schwarz's sensible, conservative reading of Ulysses emphasizes that "Joyce always returns from his fascination with stylistic innovation to focus on his characters.'' Though his approach is ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Daniel R. Schwarz is Professor of English and Stephen H. Weiss Presidental Fellow at Cornell University, where he has taught since 1968.

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