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By Cóilín Owens

ISBN-10: 0813031931

ISBN-13: 9780813031934

ISBN-10: 0813054710

ISBN-13: 9780813054711

"An eminently insightful and informative research of a unmarried tale, in addition to a profound exploration of Joyce's place inside his personal historic second and its so much pressing philosophical and spiritual questions."--James Joyce Quarterly
"One of the extra intellectually capacious, wide-ranging reports on Joyce and his paintings to emerge in a while. . . . Owen's booklet is one of the most interesting experiences of Dubliners ever written in addition to one of the best--most provocative, revealing, and useful--critical works on Joyce to be released in a few time."--Philological Quarterly
"While Owens has captured the breadth of matters casebook would provide, he balances his readings with loads of centred and particular shut studying. . . . This e-book is a superb significant other for examining 'A Painful Case' and will be crucial studying for a person conducting an in-depth examine of Dubliners."--James Joyce Literary Supplement
"Inspires awe, admiration, and beauty. . . . there's something new for each Joyce pupil and student to benefit from Owens's thorough research."--English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920

In order to illustrate that one tale from the Dubliners isn't just a turning aspect in that booklet but additionally a microcosm of a variety of vital Joycean affects and preoccupations, Cóilín Owens examines the dense intertextuality of "A Painful Case."


Assuming the location of the correct modern Irish reader that Joyce may have expected, Owens argues that the most personality, James Duffy, is a "spoiled priest," emotionally arrested by means of his guilt at having rejected the decision to the priesthood. Duffy's highbrow lifestyles thereafter progresses via German idealism to eventual nihilism. The distinction of nihilist notion and Christian trust is Owens's major concentration, and he demonstrates how this dichotomy is obvious at a number of issues within the lifetime of James Duffy.


From this springboard, Owens constructs a bigger dialogue of Joyce's cultural affects, together with Schopenhauer, Wagner, Tolstoy, and others. He considers many different complicated interrelationships that tell Joyce's text--theology, philosophy, track, opera, literary heritage, Irish cultural heritage, and Joyce's personal poetry--and bargains special elucidations knowledgeable by way of historic, geographical, linguistic, and biographical information.

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