James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism

Synopsis

In James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism a leading scholar approaches the entire Joycean canon through the concept of "egoism". This concept, Jean-Michel Rabat¿ argues, runs throughout Joyce's work, and involves and incorporates its opposite, "hospitality", a term Rabat¿ understands as meaning an ethical and linguistic opening to "the other". Rabat¿ explores Joyce's complex negotiation between these two poles in a study of interest to all scholars of modernism.