Journey Westward

Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival

Frank Shovlin

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ISBN: 9781781386828

Publication: March 31, 2012

This book suggests that James Joyce, like Yeats and his fellow Revivalists, was attracted to the west of Ireland as a place of authenticity and freedom. It shows how his acute historical sensibility is reflected in Dubliners, posing new questions about one of the most enduring collections of short stories ever written. The answers provided are a fusion of history and literary criticism, using close readings that balance techniques of realism and symbolism. The result is an original study that shines new light on Dubliners and Joyce’s later masterpieces.

Frank Shovlin is Professor of Irish Literature in English and Head of Department, Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool and the author of Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival (LUP, 2012)

Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction: 'The journey westward' 1. 'Endless stories about the distillery': Joyce and Whiskey 2. 'Their friends, the French': Joyce, Jacobitism and the Revival 3. 'He would put in allusions': The Uses and Abuses of Revivalism Conclusion: Protestant Power and Plates of Peas Select Bibliography Index

Shovlin’s book functions as an act of cultural memory in its retrieval of social and historical narratives attached to phrases, names, places, and songs that Joyce deploys. Journey Westward thus is part of a growing area in Joyce studies with cultural memorial concerns.
Oona Frawley   James Joyce Quarterly

Format: Ebook

ISBN: 9781781386828

Publication: March 31, 2012

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