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How to study James Joyce

"James Joyce is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, with most of his works acclaimed as masterpieces. Yet many readers find his writing an enigma and consider his texts a formidable challenge. How to Study James Joyce sets out to show you how to get to grips with Joyce's work and how to analyse his novels in depth." "Through a series of clear and coherent chapters, John Blades offers fresh interpretations of Joyce's work, encompassing the importance of language and symbolism, and suggesting a step-by-step method by which you can increase your enjoyment and understanding of the texts." "An introductory chapter reflects on the biographical and cultural background to Joyce's writing before each of the major texts is examined in detail, beginning with Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and progressing to the more demanding novels, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, showing you how to come to terms with their experimental features and develop an appreciation of their rich and fascinating worlds."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, 1996
Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 1996
Outlines and syllabi
168 pages ; 22 cm.
9780333592052, 0333592050
1. Some reflections on the background to Joyce's novels
2. Dubliners: 'a nicely polished looking-glass'
3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: 'an order in every way appropriate'
4. Ulysses: 'in the heart of the hibernian metropolis'
5. Finnegans Wake: 'the purest kidooleyoon'
6. Writing an essay on Joyce