Hope, Form, and Future in the Work of James Joyce

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Hope, Form, and Future in the Work of James Joyce

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Hope and future are not the terms with which James Joyce has usually been read, but this book paints a picture of Joyce's fiction in which hope and future assume the primary colo(u)rs.

Rando explores how Joyce's texts, as early as Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, delineate a complex hope that is oriented toward the future with restlessness, dissatisfaction, and invention. He examines how Joyce envisions alternatives to the prevailing conventions of hope throughout his works and, in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, develops formal techniques of spatializing hope to contemplate it from all sides.


Casting fresh light on the ways in which hope animates key aspects of Joyce's approach to literary content and form, Rando moves beyond the limitations of negative critique and literary historicism to present a Joyce who thinks agilely about the future, politics, and possibility.

Publication Date

11-18-2021

Publisher

Bloomsbury Academic

Keywords

Joyce, James Joyce, literary form, hope

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature

Original Publication Information

Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN

9781350236523, 9781350236530

Hope, Form, and Future in the Work of James Joyce

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