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Amnesia and the nation : history, forgetting, and James Joyce

Author: Vincent John Cheng
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Series: New directions in Irish and Irish American literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the relationships between memory, history, and national identity through an interdisciplinary analysis of James Joyce's works--as well as of literary texts by Kundera, Ford, Fitzgerald, and Walker Percy. Drawing on thinkers such as Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, Luria, Anderson, and Yerushalmi, this study explores the burden of the past and the "nightmare of history" in Ireland and in the American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
(OCoLC)1043356211
Named Person: James Joyce; James Joyce
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent John Cheng
ISBN: 9783319718187 3319718185
OCLC Number: 1030303439
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Memory, Forgetting, and the Imagination --
2. The Nightmare of History and the Burden of the Past --
3. The Will to Forget: Nation and Forgetting in Ulysses --
4. The Memory of the Past: National Memory and Commemoration --
5. Joyce, Ireland, and the American South: Whiteness, Blackness, and Lost Causes --
6. Slavery, the South, and Ethical Remembrancing --
7. Afterword --
Works Cited --
Index.
Series Title: New directions in Irish and Irish American literature.
Responsibility: Vincent J. Cheng.

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