Joyce and Reality: The Empirical Strikes Back

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Syracuse University Press, 1 трав. 2004 р. - 358 стор.
"Joyce was a realist, but his reality was not ours," writes John Gordon in his new book. Here, he maintains that the shifting styles and techniques of Joyce's works is a function of two interacting realities the external reality of a particular time and place and the internal reality of a character's mental state. In making this case Gordon offers up a number of new readings: how Stephen Dedalus conceives and composes his villanelle; why the Dubliners story about Little Chandler is titled "A Little Cloud"; why Gerty MacDowell suddenly appears and disappears; what is happening when Leopold Bloom stares for two minutes on end at a beer bottle's label; why the triangle etched at the center of Finnegans Wake doubles itself and grows a pair of circles; why the next to last chapter of Ulysses has, by far, the book's highest incidence of the letter C; and who is the man in the macintosh. Gordon, whose authoritative "Finnegans Wake": A Plot Summary received critical acclaim and is considered one of the standard references, revisesand challengesthe received version of that reality. For instance, Joyce features ghost visitations, telepathy, and other paranormal phenomena not as "flights into fantasy" but because he believed in the real possibility of such occurrences.
 

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A Domino Theory
1
A Nebular Hypothesis
33
Distillates Counterparts
40
The Orphic Sirens the Orphic Ulysses
55
The Erotic Gerty the Pornographic Gerty
76
Henrys Flower
82
Approaching Reality in Oxen of the Sun
88
Bloom as Thomas De Quincey
108
Pegasus rising
133
Night sky Bloomsnight
135
Finnegans Wake rugaby moon
136
03 A M March 221938
137
Blooms Birth Star
138
Plotinus Spencer Again and the Proliferant Continuances of Oxen of the Sun
143
Approaching Reality in Circe
156
Artists rendering of absinthe intoxication
159

Parallel passages from Oxen of the Sun
110
Blooms Bell
116
Sun Moon Stars
122
Morning sun on Eccles Street
123
Morning sun in Lotus Eaters
124
Midmorning constellations
125
Lestrygonians sun
126
May 29810 P M
127
Sunlight Wandering Rocks
128
38 P M and 430 P M
130
Moon in Nausicaa
131
Equuleus rising
132
Thirtytwo Anomalies
171
An Operatic Finale
196
Ithaca as the Letter C
212
A Prize Titbits Story
237
Seeing Things in Finnegans Wake
250
Pages 292305 Finnegans Wake annotated 25154
251
Operation for glaucoma
255
Result of glaucoma operation
258
Notes
263
Hainess Hallucination 205
291
References
303
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John Gordon is professor of English at Connecticut College.

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