Author Rabaté, Jean-Michel, 1949- author
Title James Joyce and the politics of egoism / Jean-Michel Rabaté
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Descript 1 online resource (ix, 248 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Après le mot, le déluge : the ego as symptom -- The ego, the nation and degeneration -- Joyce the egoist -- The aesthetic paradoxes of egoism: from egoism to the theoretic -- Theory's slice of life -- The egoist and the king -- The conquest of Paris -- Joyce's transitional revolution -- Hospitality and sodomy -- Textual hospitality in the 'capital city' -- Joyce's late modernism and the birth of the genetic reader -- Stewardism, Parnellism and egotism
In James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism, first published in 2001, a leading scholar approaches the entire Joycean canon through the concept of 'egoism'. This concept, Jean-Michel Rabaté argues, runs throughout Joyce's work, and involves and incorporates its opposite, 'hospitality', a term Rabaté understands as meaning an ethical and linguistic opening to 'the other'. For Rabaté both concepts emerge from the fact that Joyce published crucial texts in the London based review The Egoist and later moved on to forge strong ties with the international Paris avant-garde. Rabaté examines the theoretical debates surrounding these connections, linking Joyce's engagement with Irish politics with the aesthetic aspects of his texts. Through egoism, he shows, Joyce defined a literary sensibility founded on negation; through hospitality, Joyce postulated the creation of a new, utopian readership. Rabaté explores Joyce's complex negotiation between these two poles in a study of interest to all Joyceans and scholars of modernism
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521804257
Subject Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Political and social views
Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Ethics
Politics and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century
Difference (Psychology) in literature
Modernism (Literature) -- Ireland
Hospitality in literature
Egoism in literature
Self in literature
Alt Title James Joyce & the Politics of Egoism