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James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity by Katherine Mullin

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Annotations on first few pages, as shown in photograph. Condition is otherwise good.

"In James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity, Katherine Mullin offers a richly detailed account of Joyce's lifelong battle against censorship. Through prodigious archival research, Mullin shows Joyce responding to Edwardian ideologies of social purity by accentuating the 'contentious' or 'offensive' elements in his work. The censorious ambitions of the social purity movement, Mullin claims, feed directly into Joyce's writing. Paradoxically, his art becomes dependent on the very forces that seek to constrain and neutralize its revolutionary force. Acutely conscious of the dangers censorship presented to publication, Mullin shows Joyce revenging himself by energetically ridiculing purity campaigns throughout his fiction. Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners all meticulously subvert purity discourse, as Joyce pastiches both the vice crusaders themselves and the imperilled 'Young Persons' they sought to protect. This important book will change the way Joyce is read and offers crucial insights into the sexual politics of Modernism."

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Author(s):
Katherine Mullin
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2007 digitally printed paperback
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521035961
ISBN-13:
9780521035965
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity

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Annotations on first few pages, as shown in photograph. Condition is otherwise good.

"In James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity, Katherine Mullin offers a richly detailed account of Joyce's lifelong battle against censorship. Through prodigious archival research, Mullin shows Joyce responding to Edwardian ideologies of social purity by accentuating the 'contentious' or 'offensive' elements in his work. The censorious ambitions of the social purity movement, Mullin claims, feed directly into Joyce's writing. Paradoxically, his art becomes dependent on the very forces that seek to constrain and neutralize its revolutionary force. Acutely conscious of the dangers censorship presented to publication, Mullin shows Joyce revenging himself by energetically ridiculing purity campaigns throughout his fiction. Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners all meticulously subvert purity discourse, as Joyce pastiches both the vice crusaders themselves and the imperilled 'Young Persons' they sought to protect. This important book will change the way Joyce is read and offers crucial insights into the sexual politics of Modernism."

Author(s):
Katherine Mullin
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2007 digitally printed paperback
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521035961
ISBN-13:
9780521035965
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity

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