James Joyce's negations : irony, determinism and nihilism in Ulysses and other writings (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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James Joyce's negations : irony, determinism and nihilism in Ulysses and other writings

Author: Brian Cosgrove
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aims to validate a reading of Joyce in negative terms. Central to this enquiry is an examination of the roles of irony and of indeterminacy. It concludes with a brief consideration of the polysemic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: James Joyce; James Joyce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cosgrove
ISBN: 9781904558859 1904558852
OCLC Number: 1006220913
Description: ix, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part One, Irony and Indeterminacy as Normative: Irony and Inclusiveness; Dubliners and The Persistence of Irony; Part Two: Irony, Technique and The Fate of Sentiment in Ulysses: Technique and Language in Ulysses; Sentiment, Music, Women; Part Three, Multiperspectivism, Indeterminacy and Nihilism in 'Ulysses': Ulysses: Fragmentariness, Pluralism, Indeterminacy and the Question of 'Meaning'; 'Ithaca' and the Futility of Taxonomy, Ulysses and The Question of Order/Design; Part Four, Negation and The Possibility of Affirmation --
Bloom, 'Ithaca' and 'Penelope': Leopold Bloom: Passive Hero or 'Aesthetic Man'?; 'Avoiding the Void? 'Ithaca' and 'The Apathy of the Stars'; Trying to Say 'Yes': Ironising Molly Bloom; Part Five, 'Finnegans Wake' as Culmination: The Paradox of Willed Indeterminacy in Finnegans Wake; Postscript: Joyce and the Limitations of Comedy; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Brian Cosgrove.

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"[Brian Cosgrove] has written extensively in literary studies, particularly on Joyce. In this book he takes the novel approach of interpreting Joyce's works via negatives. He sees the use of irony, Read more...

 
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