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The Resource The strong spirit : history, politics, and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915, Andrew Gibson

The strong spirit : history, politics, and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915, Andrew Gibson

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The strong spirit : history, politics, and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915
Title
The strong spirit
Title remainder
history, politics, and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Gibson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This study provides the first comprehensive historical account of Joyce's writings 1898-1915 in the context both of the distinct phases and shifting currents of British-Irish history during the period, and the sometimes rather different phases important in the works"--Jacket
  • "Scholarly accounts of Joyce's early work have traditionally resorted to two historical keys to try to unlock it: a concept of the Dublin and Ireland in which he grew to adulthood as stagnant and backward, and an emphasis on 1904, the year of the supposedly crucial break in which Joyce quit Ireland for continental Europe and could begin his great modernist literary project. But modernist or no, Joyce's works are always about Ireland, and he remained vitally in touch with Irish historical developments throughout his life. This study aims to be the first comprehensive historicisation of Joyce's writings 1898-1915 in relation to the distinct phases and shifting currents of British-Irish history during the period. At the turn of the century, when a concept of 'national resurgence' is much in the Irish air, in his earliest essays, Joyce meditates on art as an anti-colonial and emancipatory project that addresses questions of freedom and justice in its own distinctive way. His early essays produce a compelling declaration of a principle of autonomy at a specific historical moment in a colonial culture. However, successive historical events - the crises surrounding the Land Act, the United Irish League and Devolution, the election of 1906, the Third Home Rule Bill crisis - call the emancipatory project ever more sharply into question. Thus 'the strong spirit' which Joyce had initially thought might transcend and even conquer the effects of history becomes indissolubly wedded to radical historical scepticism. Through Dubliners, Stephen Hero, the 'Triestine Writings' and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to Exiles, Joyce responds to his predicament by examining recent Irish history and the place of the intellectual and artist within it in a variety of extremely subtle and complex or, in Joycean terms,̀ labyrinthine' forms of writing."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Gibson, Andrew
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6019.O9
LC item number
Z533475 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • History in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • History in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Geschichte
  • Politik
Label
The strong spirit : history, politics, and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915, Andrew Gibson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resurgence : early writings from the Local Government Act to the Land Act, 1898-1903 -- Where we stand : Dubliners and the anatomy of Irish culture, 1904-1906 -- One of his explosives : Stephen Hero and the years of paralysis, 1904-1906 -- Desolating certainties : the 'Triestine writings' and the return of the Liberals, 1906-1912 -- Inside the labyrinth : A portrait of the artist as a young man, 1907-1914 -- The impossibility of union : Exiles, 1912-1915 -- Endpiece
Control code
812686075
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
viii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780199642502
Lccn
2012286387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)812686075
Label
The strong spirit : history, politics, and aesthetics in the writings of James Joyce 1898-1915, Andrew Gibson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resurgence : early writings from the Local Government Act to the Land Act, 1898-1903 -- Where we stand : Dubliners and the anatomy of Irish culture, 1904-1906 -- One of his explosives : Stephen Hero and the years of paralysis, 1904-1906 -- Desolating certainties : the 'Triestine writings' and the return of the Liberals, 1906-1912 -- Inside the labyrinth : A portrait of the artist as a young man, 1907-1914 -- The impossibility of union : Exiles, 1912-1915 -- Endpiece
Control code
812686075
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
viii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780199642502
Lccn
2012286387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)812686075

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