skip to content
The value of James Joyce Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The value of James Joyce

Author: Margot Norris
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Margot Norris' The Value of James Joyce explores the writings of James Joyce from his early poetry and short stories to his final avant-garde work, Finnegans Wake. His works include some of the most difficult and challenging texts in the English literary canon without diminishing his impressive popularity beyond the scope of academia. A democratic impulse may be counted as an important feature of this paradox: that
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: James Joyce; James Joyce; James Joyce; James Joyce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Norris
ISBN: 9781107131927 1107131928 9781107583160 1107583160
OCLC Number: 920854121
Description: 157 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Democratic and Cosmopolitan Joyce --
2. The significance of the ordinary : in Dubliners, Portrait, and Ulysses --
3. Irish Nature, Irish City: The complexities of place; 4. Joyce's Cultures, and Classical and the Popular --
5. The Styles of Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake: Moods, voices, and language.
Responsibility: Margot Norris, University of California, Irvine.
More information:

Abstract:

This book explores the writings of James Joyce from his early poetry and stories to his final avant-garde work, Finnegans Wake.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'Throughout her book, Norris allows Joyce's works to speak for themselves as she revisits story-lines in specific contexts that anchor her emphases on the significance of the ordinary, Ireland's Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/920854121> # The value of James Joyce
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "920854121" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2789428107#Topic/literary_criticism_european_english_irish_scottish_welsh> ; # LITERARY CRITICISM--European--English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2789428107#Topic/literature_and_society> ; # Literature and society
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/823.912/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2789428107#Person/joyce_james_1882_1941> ; # James Joyce
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2789428107#Topic/influence_literary_artistic_etc> ; # Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2789428107#Person/norris_margot> ; # Margot Norris
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2016" ;
   schema:description ""Margot Norris' The Value of James Joyce explores the writings of James Joyce from his early poetry and short stories to his final avant-garde work, Finnegans Wake. His works include some of the most difficult and challenging texts in the English literary canon without diminishing his impressive popularity beyond the scope of academia. A democratic impulse may be counted as an important feature of this paradox: that Joyce's stylistic and linguistic experiments never lose their focus on a world of characters whose everyday activities comprise the stories of life in Ireland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, even as some of the most famous texts are given structures derived from Ancient Greek literature. The Value of James Joyce examines not only the significance of the ostensibly ordinary but the function of natural and urban spaces, classical and popular culture, and the moods, voice, and language that give Joyce's works their widespread appeal"--"@en ;
   schema:description ""Richard Ellmann said it best: "Joyce's discovery, so humanistic that he would have been embarrassed to disclose it out of context, was that the ordinary is the extraordinary." How so? Is there anything extraordinary about depicting a man going to the outhouse in the morning and defecating, pleased to find "that slight constipation of yesterday quite gone" (4.508)? Surely the act is commonplace enough, but its depiction in a 1904 novel, complete with the quiet thoughts that accompany it, is not. It suggests that even the most insignificant moments of a day can have meaning to human beings, and their representation in literature sharpens its realism to an extraordinary degree. In a 1920 letter to Carlo Linati, Joyce called Ulysses "the cycle of the human body as well as a little story of a day (life)." The representation of the ordinary thereby becomes one of the most important elements of Joyce's democratic impulse"--"@en ;
   schema:description "1. Introduction: Democratic and Cosmopolitan Joyce -- 2. The significance of the ordinary : in Dubliners, Portrait, and Ulysses -- 3. Irish Nature, Irish City: The complexities of place; 4. Joyce's Cultures, and Classical and the Popular -- 5. The Styles of Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake: Moods, voices, and language."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2789428107> ;
   schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
   schema:image <http://assets.cambridge.org/97811071/31927/cover/9781107131927.jpg> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The value of James Joyce"@en ;
   schema:productID "920854121" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781107583160> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781107131927> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/920854121> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2789428107#Person/norris_margot> # Margot Norris
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Norris" ;
   schema:givenName "Margot" ;
   schema:name "Margot Norris" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2789428107#Topic/influence_literary_artistic_etc> # Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2789428107#Topic/literary_criticism_european_english_irish_scottish_welsh> # LITERARY CRITICISM--European--English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "LITERARY CRITICISM--European--English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2789428107#Topic/literature_and_society> # Literature and society
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Literature and society"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781107131927>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1107131928" ;
   schema:isbn "9781107131927" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781107583160>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1107583160" ;
   schema:isbn "9781107583160" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.