Mythic Worlds, Modern Words: On the Art of James Joyce

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New World Library, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 344 pages
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Mythic Worlds, Modern Words provides a representation of Campbell’s published writing, lectures on Joyce, and exchanges with his audiences, from his obituary notice on Joyce in 1941 to lectures delivered a few years before Campbell’s death. Joyce scholar Edmund L. Epstein has arranged this material as running commentary on A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake. With a new foreword by Phil Cousineau for this Collected Works edition, Mythic Worlds, Modern Words is both an introduction to the major work of Joyce and a representative portrait of Joseph Campbell as a critic of Joyce. It is also a major contribution to Joyce criticism, the fruit of a lifetime’s meditation on the great Irish writer’s writings.
 

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If you are baffled, confused, or just plain wondering if there is any sense whatsoever in James Joyce's masterpieces of literature, Campbell's writings are a great place to get insight into all of the ... Read full review

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I had no idea until fairly recently about Joseph Campbell's love of Joyce so this book is/was a revelation to me. Now Campbell has a treasure trove of great works so if Joyce isn't your thing you ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
WINGS OF ART
8
CONSUBSTANTIAL METAMORPHOSES
10
JOYCE AND THE JUNGIAN UNCONSCIOUS
12
JOYCES DANTEAN MODEL
14
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
19
A PORTRAIT
27
ULYSSES
47
Ithaca
179
Penelope
186
FINNEGANS WAKE
193
Archetypal Opposition
195
The Dream
197
The Hereweareagain Gaieties
198
Finnegans Fall
200
Book I
202

Ulysses and the Odyssey
49
The Odyssey of Initiation
51
Telemachus
56
Nestor
60
Proteus
62
Introduction
82
Calypso
83
LotusEaters
88
Hades
91
Aeolus
93
Lestrygonians
95
Scylla and Charybdis
100
The Wandering Rocks
105
Sirens
107
Cyclops
109
Nausicaa
118
Oxen of the Sun
121
Circe Introduction
131
Eumaeus
174
Book II
233
Book III
235
Book IV
237
EMERGING FROM THE WAKE
240
FINNEGAN THE WAKE
243
THE WILDER AFFAIR
255
THE SKIN OF WHOSE TEETH?
257
PART II THE INTENTION BEHIND THE DEED
261
EDITORS AFTERWORD
265
DIALOGUES
269
DIALOGUES
271
CHAPTER NOTES
293
A JOSEPH CAMPBELL BIBLIOGRAPHY
317
PERMISSIONS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
321
INDEX
323
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
341
ABOUT THE JOSEPH CAMPBELL FOUNDATION
343
Copyright

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Joseph Campbell was born in White Plains, New York on March 26, 1904. He received a B.A. in English literature in 1925 and an M.A. in Medieval literature in 1927 from Columbia University. He was awarded a Proudfit Traveling Fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Paris. After he had received and rejected an offer to teach at his high school alma mater, his Fellowship was renewed, and he traveled to Germany to resume his studies at the University of Munich. During the year he was housemaster of Canterbury School, he sold his first short story, Strictly Platonic, to Liberty magazine. In 1934, he accepted a position in the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he would retain until retiring in 1972. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books including The Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Mythic Image, the four-volume The Masks of God, and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. During the 1940s and 1950s, he collaborated with Swami Nikhilananda on translations of the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. He received several awards including National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature and the 1985 National Arts Club Gold Medal of Honor in Literature. He died after a brief struggle with cancer on October 30, 1987.

Edmund L. Epstein is Associate Professor of English at Southern Illinois University. He edited "The James Joyce Review."

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