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The Resource Yeats and Joyce : cyclical history and the reprobate tradition, Alistair Cormack

Yeats and Joyce : cyclical history and the reprobate tradition, Alistair Cormack

Label
Yeats and Joyce : cyclical history and the reprobate tradition
Title
Yeats and Joyce
Title remainder
cyclical history and the reprobate tradition
Statement of responsibility
Alistair Cormack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While postcolonial studies has contributed much to our understanding of Irish modernism, it has also encouraged less-than-accurate portrayals of Joyce and Yeats as polar opposites: Yeats as the inventor of Irish mystique and Joyce as its relentless demythologiser. Alistair Cormack's complex study provides a corrective to these misleading characterisations by analysing the tools Yeats and Joyce themselves used to challenge representation in the postcolonial era. Despite their very different histories, Cormack suggests, these two writers can be seen as allies in their insistence on the heresy of the imagination. Reinvigorating and politicising the history of ideas as a powerful medium for studying literature, he shows that Joyce and Yeats independently challenged a linearity and materialism they identified with empire. Both celebrated Ireland as destabilising the accepted forms of thought and the accepted means of narrating the nation. Thus, 'unreadable' modernist works such as Finnegans Wake and A Vision must be understood as attempts to reconceptualise history in a literally postcolonial period."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Cormack, Alistair
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, Irish, in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • History in literature
  • Ireland
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Joyce, James
Label
Yeats and Joyce : cyclical history and the reprobate tradition, Alistair Cormack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Yeats and Joyce : the Punch and Judy show of Irish modernism.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Giambattista Vico and idealist history.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Yeats, Joyce and the hermetic tradition.
  • p. 39
  • 4.
  • Blake the Irishman.
  • p. 51
  • 5.
  • Idealist history : nationalism, modernism and minor literature.
  • p. 61
  • 6.
  • Ulysses.
  • p. 73
  • 7.
  • Yeats's 1937 A vision.
  • p. 117
  • 8.
  • Finnegans wake.
  • p. 153
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 189
  • Index.
  • p. 201
Control code
ocn174112794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
220 p.
Isbn
9780754660286
Lccn
2007042061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Yeats and Joyce : cyclical history and the reprobate tradition, Alistair Cormack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Yeats and Joyce : the Punch and Judy show of Irish modernism.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Giambattista Vico and idealist history.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Yeats, Joyce and the hermetic tradition.
  • p. 39
  • 4.
  • Blake the Irishman.
  • p. 51
  • 5.
  • Idealist history : nationalism, modernism and minor literature.
  • p. 61
  • 6.
  • Ulysses.
  • p. 73
  • 7.
  • Yeats's 1937 A vision.
  • p. 117
  • 8.
  • Finnegans wake.
  • p. 153
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 189
  • Index.
  • p. 201
Control code
ocn174112794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
220 p.
Isbn
9780754660286
Lccn
2007042061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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