James Joyce and His Contemporaries

Synopsis

Although many scholars have addressed the central problems of interpretation in the work of James Joyce, less attention has been given to Joyce as a writer working within a specific literary and social context. This volume of 18 essays, distilled from a conference on Joyce and his contemporaries, focuses on Joyce's work from a variety of perspectives and examines his relationship to the Irish literary milieu and his connections to other writers and public figures of the period. The essays explore questions relating to narrative and characterization, the use of fiction as a forum for statements on issues, Joyce's literary connections, and his influence on contemporary Irish poets and writers.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Julienne H. Empric
  • Maria Tymoczko
  • Joseph Bentley
  • Suzette Henke
  • R. B. Kershner Jr.
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1989