James Joyce: A Critical Introduction (New Directions Paperbook)

One of the first books to sum up the contribution of James Joyce, this volume remains an essential guide to the works of a great innovator of modern literature Because Harry Levin s view is large, as opposed to the many necessary exegeses and close textual studies, he leads the reader easily into the delights to be found in Joyce, from the comparatively simple prose of DuOne of the first books to sum up the contribution of James Joyce, this volume remains an essential guide to the works of a great innovator of modern literature Because Harry Levin s view is large, as opposed to the many necessary exegeses and close textual studies, he leads the reader easily into the delights to be found in Joyce, from the comparatively simple prose of Dubliners, through Ulysses and into the complexities of Finnegans Wake The insight and brilliance of this critical introduction, first published by New Directions in 1941, make it as rewarding for the expert as the student For this revised edition, Mr Levin, who is Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard, has made revisions and added a new preface and a long postscript which he calls Revising Joyce He examines the works that have come to light in the last few years and some of the important later biographical writings about Joyce.
James Joyce A Critical Introduction New Directions Paperbook One of the first books to sum up the contribution of James Joyce this volume remains an essential guide to the works of a great innovator of modern literature Because Harry Levin s view is large as

  • Title: James Joyce: A Critical Introduction (New Directions Paperbook)
  • Author: Harry Levin
  • ISBN: 9780811200899
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Read this when I T.A.'d for Chet Anderson's Joyce course at the U Minn in grad school. And a few years later I sat next to H Levin at a convention lunch--I think Shakespeare Association of America, but possibly a regional MLA. May have learned more at that lunch than any I recall, partly because we discussed my undergrad professor and longtime correspondent (180 letters), the witty & entertaining Theodore Baird of Amherst College, who had studied at Levin's Harvard, but openly disagreed with [...]

    2. Un libro ineludible para abordar la obra de James Joyce. Este trabajo clásico de Harry Levin recorre toda la producción de Joyce, desde Dublineses hasta Finnegans Wake, pasando por el incendiario Ulises. El eje de la crítica de Levin se centra en la transición joyceana del naturalismo al simbolismo. Es un eje interesante, aunque el desarrollo de las argumentaciones deja muy en claro que se trata de un eje que Joyce quiebra, excede, resignifica, recrea y destruye en la complejidad de una obra [...]

    3. Having read Dubliners, Portrait, and Ulysses, I feel I need some additional bolstering before tackling Finnegan's Wake. This is the first of several books I am reading to mentally prepare for the ascent.

    4. In this early attempt to tell the James Joyce story, Harry Levin's insights are keen and precisely stated. Levin's prose is a pleasure to read, although by necessity his perceptions are sometimes dated. He does make a number of claims about Joyce and his works which I haven't encountered elsewhere. Some assertions he makes are factually wrong, but allowances must be made: one must marvel at how penetrative an observer and a ratiocinator he was, laboring long before any of the resources and guide [...]

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