The Irish Ulysses /
Maria Tymoczko.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994.
xvi, 391 p.
0520080270 (alk. paper)
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Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994.
0520080270 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Adds to the English-speaking and pan-European Joyce so familiar to us the Irish Joyce steeped in the full complexity of his Irish heritage."--Don Gifford, author ofUlysses Annotated
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"Adds to the English-speaking and pan-European Joyce so familiar to us the Irish Joyce steeped in the full complexity of his Irish heritage."--Don Gifford, author of Ulysses Annotated
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Appeared in Choice on 1994-10:
In The Irish Ulysses Tymoczko offers a needed addition to the existing scholarship on Ulysses. Tymoczko argues that the critical assessment of Joyce as a figure belonging to world literature has distorted our understanding of his work. As a result, criticism has neglected to investigate thoroughly the aspects of Ulysses that draw on the literary and cultural heritage of Ireland. Tymoczko's work addresses itself to this gap in our understanding of Ulysses. She establishes that early Irish literature is a constant point of reference throughout Joyce's work. She illuminates her discussion of Ulysses by establishing that Joyce had access to information about early Irish literature--most especially The Book of Invasions. Tymoczko presents a clear exposition of the mythic structures and patterns within Ulysses that are informed by similar structures and patterns in early Irish literature. This study serves as a good complement to existing scholarship on this complex novel. This book is probably most appropriate for research universities. Advanced undergraduate through faculty. S. Barnett; Central Connecticut State University
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Long Description
In a radical new reading of Ulysses, Maria Tymoczko argues that previous scholarship has distorted our understanding of Joyce's epic novel by focusing on its English and continental literary sources alone. Challenging conventional views that Joyce rejected Irish literature, Tymoczko demonstrates how he used Irish imagery, myth, genres, and literary modes. For the first time, Joyce emerges as an author caught between the English and Irish literary traditions, one who, like later postcolonial writers, remakes English language literature with his own country's rich literary heritage. The author's exacting scholarship makes this book required reading for Joyce scholars, while its theoretical implications--for such issues as canon formation, the role of criticism in literary reception, and the interface of literary cultures--make it an important work for literary theorists.
Main Description
In a radical new reading of ULYSSES, Professor Maria Tymoczko challenges conventional views that the Irish writer rejected Irish literature. Instead Tymoczko demonstrates how Joyce used Irish imagery, myth, genre, and literary modes. For the first time, Joyce emerges as another author who remakes English-language literature with his own country's rich literary heritage.
Table of Contents
A Note on Texts
Incipitp. 1
The Irish Architectonics of Ulysses: Symbolic Structures from The Book of Invasionsp. 21
The erigenating hierarchitectitiptitoploftical framework of Ulysses: Joyce's refraction of The Book of Invasionsp. 24
That greekenhearted yude: Hebrew and Greek in Ulyssesp. 36
An Irish met him pike hosesp. 43
Irish Nationalism and Ulysses as Epicp. 54
Moving down the cycles: Ulysses and the discontinuous narrative of Irish oral traditionp. 57
Stylistic variation in Ulysses: Prose modes and poetic structuresp. 68
Epic and mock epicp. 79
Sovereignty Structures in Ulyssesp. 96
A survey of the Irish goddessesp. 97
Petticoat government: Molly Bloom as Sovereigntyp. 107
King and goddess: Bloom, unconquered herop. 119
Genre Echoes from Early Irish Literaturep. 138
Joyce as Irish senchaid: Nonhierarchical narrative, "catechism," and lists in Ulyssesp. 140
Immaginable itinerary through the particular universal: Ulysses and the dindsenchas traditionp. 153
Back in the presurnames: Onomastics in Ulyssesp. 159
History and pseudohistory in Ulyssesp. 167
Ulysses and the Irish Otherworldp. 177
We've lived in two worlds: The otherworld literature of Irelandp. 179
Adiaptotously farseeing the otherworld: Echtra in Nighttownp. 189
The intertemporal eye: Molly's Gibraltar and the morphology of the Irish happy otherworldp. 202
Joyce's sovereign vision of an Irish other worldp. 212
"The Broken Lights of Irish Myth": Early Irish Literature in Irish Popular Culturep. 221
Early Irish history and literature in the school curriculump. 223
The circus animals all on show: Early Irish literature and the Anglo-Irish literary revivalp. 225
The United Irishmanp. 229
The popular press and Joyce's knowledge of early Irish literaturep. 237
Ideas in general circulation in popular Irish culture at the turn of the centuryp. 254
Conversation and oral transfer of information about early Irish literaturep. 269
Monographs and Scholarly Sourcesp. 277
Joyce's knowledge of Modern Irishp. 278
Monographsp. 283
Ideas in general circulation from monographsp. 302
Zurichp. 315
Oral sources in Zurichp. 323
Finitp. 327
Works Citedp. 351
Indexp. 373
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