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Yeats and Joyce : cyclical history and the reprobate tradition

Author: Alistair Cormack
Publisher: Aldershot [etc.] Ashgate 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

While postcolonial studies has contributed much to our understanding of Irish modernism, it has also encouraged less-than-accurate portrayals of Joyce and Yeats as polar opposites: Yeats as the  Read more...


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Named Person: William Butler Yeats; James Joyce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Cormack
ISBN: 9780754660286 0754660281
OCLC Number: 1015141581
Description: 220 p. 23 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Part 1: Yeats and Joyce: the Punch and Judy show of Irish modernism; Giambattista Vico and idealist history; Yeats, Joyce and the hermetic tradition; Blake the Irishman; Idealist history: nationalism, modernism and minor literature. Part 2: Ulysses; Yeat's 1937 A Vision; Finnegans Wake; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Alistair Cormack.


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'Cormack's book is an important contribution to the literature on Irish modernism and a welcome corrective to some of the inaccuracies that have propagated in the wake of the postcolonial turn.' Read more...

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