Greek and Hellenic Culture in Joyce R.J. Schork

ISBN: 9780813016092

Published: September 30th 1998

Hardcover

344 pages


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Greek and Hellenic Culture in Joyce  by  R.J. Schork

Greek and Hellenic Culture in Joyce by R.J. Schork
September 30th 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 344 pages | ISBN: 9780813016092 | 4.34 Mb

Definitive. . . . This is the first comprehensive treatment of its subject- it is so thoroughly presented that competition is unlikely.--Mary T. Reynolds, author of Joyce and DanteA major contribution to the study of the incidence of GreekMoreDefinitive. . . . This is the first comprehensive treatment of its subject- it is so thoroughly presented that competition is unlikely.--Mary T.

Reynolds, author of Joyce and DanteA major contribution to the study of the incidence of Greek literary and cultural traditions in Joyces works. . . . The almost axiomatic deference to Joyces greatness and virtual infallibility is absent from this hard-nosed and eminently viable study.--Roy Arthur Swanson, University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeClassical allusion in James Joyces work is staggering--despite the fact that he knew no ancient Greek and had only a minimal grasp of its modern form. This book by R.

J. Schork comprehensively examines the essential contributions of Greek language, literature, history, and mythology to the structure and comic aspects of Joyces fiction.Like Schorks earlier companion book (the study of Roman culture and Joyce), this work contains the same attention to philological detail, literary nuance, and cross-referencing of sources. And again, the overriding critical emphasis is on the culture and language of ancient Hellas as an essential component of Joyces genius.Schorks double expertise--classical and Joycean--reveals new dimensions in the allusive archaeology of the texts, especially in the puzzling verbal strata of Finnegans Wake.

Throughout, Schork keeps his focus on Joyce, writing in an uncomplicated, lively style, translating everything, giving the entire context of the allusions, taking nothing for granted in terms of classical background. And, finally, concluding that Joyces manipulation of the classics in general and Greek in particular was primarily for comic and/or scatological purposes.R.

J. Schork, professor emeritus of classics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, is the author of more than 60 articles on ancient and modern literature. His recent books are Latin and Roman Culture in Joyce (UPF, 1997) and Sacred Song from the Byzantine Pulpit: Romanos the Melodist (UPF, 1995).



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