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James Joyce and the matter of Paris / Catherine Flynn.

By: O'Flynn, Catherine.
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2019Description: x, 242 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781108485579 : (hbk.).Subject(s): Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation | Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Homes and haunts -- France. -- Paris | Paris (France) -- Paris. -- Intellectual life -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 823
Contents:
Introduction: the matter of Paris -- 1. Paris encountered: 1902-03 writings -- 2. Paris recognized: Stephen Hero and Portrait -- 3. Paris digested: 'Lestrygonians' -- 4. Paris re-envisioned: 'Circe' -- 5. Paris profanely illuminated: Joyce's Walter Benjamin -- 6. Paris compounded: Finnegans Wake.
Summary: In James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, Catherine Flynn recovers the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity as the foundational context of Joyce's imaginative consciousness. Beginning with Joyce's under-examined first exile in 1902-03, she shows the significance for his writing of the time he spent in Paris and of a range of French authors whose works inflected his experience of that city. In response to the pressures of Parisian consumer capitalism, Joyce drew on French literature to conceive a somatic aesthetic, in which the philosophically disparaged senses of taste, touch, and smell as well as the porous, digestive body resist capitalism's efforts to manage and instrumentalise desire. This book re-situates the most canonical of Irish modernists in a European avant-garde context while revealing important links between Anglophone modernism and critical theory.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: the matter of Paris -- 1. Paris encountered: 1902-03 writings -- 2. Paris recognized: Stephen Hero and Portrait -- 3. Paris digested: 'Lestrygonians' -- 4. Paris re-envisioned: 'Circe' -- 5. Paris profanely illuminated: Joyce's Walter Benjamin -- 6. Paris compounded: Finnegans Wake.

In James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, Catherine Flynn recovers the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity as the foundational context of Joyce's imaginative consciousness. Beginning with Joyce's under-examined first exile in 1902-03, she shows the significance for his writing of the time he spent in Paris and of a range of French authors whose works inflected his experience of that city. In response to the pressures of Parisian consumer capitalism, Joyce drew on French literature to conceive a somatic aesthetic, in which the philosophically disparaged senses of taste, touch, and smell as well as the porous, digestive body resist capitalism's efforts to manage and instrumentalise desire. This book re-situates the most canonical of Irish modernists in a European avant-garde context while revealing important links between Anglophone modernism and critical theory.

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