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James Joyce's America

Brian Fox

Abstract

James Joyce’s America is the first study to address comprehensively and integrally the nature of Joyce’s relationship with the United States. It challenges the most prevalent view of Joyce as merely indifferent or hostile towards America, arguing that his works show an increasing level of engagement with American history, culture, and politics that culminates in the abundance of allusions to the United States in Finnegans Wake, the very title of which (from an Irish-American song) signals the importance of America to that work. The focus throughout remains consistently on Joyce’s concept of Am ... More

Keywords: Joyce, America, Irish history, Famine, American literature, popular culture, reception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814023
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814023.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Fox, author
Senior Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Okayama University