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Joyce / Foucault - Sexual Confessions by Wolfgang Streit

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Hardback book in very good condition.

"Sheds new light on James Joyce's use of sexual motifs as cultural raw material for Ulysses and other works Joyce/Foucault: Sexual Confessions examines instances of sexual confession in works of James Joyce, with a special emphasis on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses. Using Michel Foucault's historical analysis of Western sexuality as its theoretical underpinning, the book foregrounds the role of the Jesuit order in the spread of a confessional force, and finds this influence inscribed into Joyce's major texts. Wolfgang Streit goes on to argue that the tension between the texts' erotic passages and Joyce's criticism of even his own sexual writing energizes Joyce's narratives-and enables Joyce to develop the radical skepticism of power revealed in his work.Wolfgang Streit is Lecturer, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich."

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Author(s):
Wolfgang Streit
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0472110004
ISBN-13:
9780472110001
Number of pages:
229
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Title:
Joyce / Foucault - Sexual Confessions

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Hardback book in very good condition.

"Sheds new light on James Joyce's use of sexual motifs as cultural raw material for Ulysses and other works Joyce/Foucault: Sexual Confessions examines instances of sexual confession in works of James Joyce, with a special emphasis on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses. Using Michel Foucault's historical analysis of Western sexuality as its theoretical underpinning, the book foregrounds the role of the Jesuit order in the spread of a confessional force, and finds this influence inscribed into Joyce's major texts. Wolfgang Streit goes on to argue that the tension between the texts' erotic passages and Joyce's criticism of even his own sexual writing energizes Joyce's narratives-and enables Joyce to develop the radical skepticism of power revealed in his work.Wolfgang Streit is Lecturer, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich."

Author(s):
Wolfgang Streit
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0472110004
ISBN-13:
9780472110001
Number of pages:
229
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Title:
Joyce / Foucault - Sexual Confessions

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