James Joyce: A Critical Study of His Novels, Poetry and Play by Soumyajit Samanta

By Soumyajit Samanta

Writing, as James Joyce envisaged, is a continuing technique, regularly growing new phrases, new meanings, new works in worlds born anew. even if, any belief in addition to summation of Joyce the artist is certain to inculcate the original character of Joyce the fellow. consequently, it's an severe unction to discover, to hunt, to find and clarify the guy at the back of Joyce's works, who masquerades because the proverbial God, paring his fingernails, having fathered his personal text/child. This publication problematizes the individuality of Joyce the fellow in his letters, essays, drama, poetry in addition to his novels. The very act of interpreting Joyce's texts turns into a wealthy, polyvalent in addition to ambivalent literary firm in which the authority and authorship of texts are debated, puzzled and reformulated. This ebook is a quest to get better and realize in the course of the hint, the elusive concept of Joyce the fellow who's continually conspicuous by way of his absence in his works/words.

As the pre-eminent glossy/ postmodern writer, the appreciation of Joyce tides over severe limitations, defying demarcation of time and area. during this publication we proceed to learn and realize in his very act of erasure the size of the elusive personality of the Joycean self. His poems evince a look for an goal correlative to include the nascent artist’s beginning, in awesome photographs. His travails were dramatized in Exiles. His essays illustrate the ambivalence and impersonality of the artist. Dubliners illustrates his nascent use of epiphany which he perfected later in A Portrait of the Artist as a tender Man, the place he aptly dramatizes the fluidity and fecundity of the richness of the inventive approach. In Ulysses, Joyce is attention-grabbing because the Everyman, including fable, heritage and a compendium of information and literary kinds to the richness of his portraiture of Bloom. eventually, in Finnegans Wake, Joyce showcases the immediacy and universality of Finnegan as Everyman/ Noman via his cascading prose which creates, decenters and recreates the 20 th century man/artist. however the decentering/recreating of the artist is rarely whole, it truly is an incessant strategy. This publication is an try and comprehend and clarify the richness of this decentering and recreating procedure in Joyce.

This booklet owes its current nature to my a number of interlocutors and fellow academics in India and overseas, who urged that the examine might be so designed as to profit either researchers in addition to scholars of English literature.

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