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Joyce, Race and Finnegans Wake

Platt, Len. 2007. Joyce, Race and Finnegans Wake. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 052186884X [Book]

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Len Platt charts a fresh approach through one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century literature. Using original archival research and detailed close readings, he outlines Joyce's literary response to the racial discourse of twentieth-century politics. Platt's account is the first to position Finnegans Wake in precise historical conditions and to explore Joyce's engagement with European fascism. Race, Platt claims, is a central theme for Joyce, both in terms of the colonial and post-colonial conflicts between the Irish and the British, and in terms of its use by the extreme right. It is in this context that Joyce's engagement with race, while certainly a product of colonial relations, also figures as a wider disputation with rationalism, capitalism and modernity

Item Type:

Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Date:

2007

Item ID:

1114

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2009 15:41

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 09:46

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/1114

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