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James Joyce and Sexuality

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This highly original study seeks to correct the critical misapprehension that James Joyce was a figure who remained aloof and disengaged from the intellectual and social concerns of his time. By exploring Joyce's interest in sexual questions, Dr Brown shows that, on the contrary, his work represents a more complex and subtle kind of engagement with such concerns. There are ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 19th 1989 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1985)
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I was a bit underwhelmed by this, to be honest. Some bits are interesting, but I felt that ultimately Brown could have made more exicting connections between socio-historical developments and Joyce's work. The bit on conception was really really good though and might have (had? I don't know how this book was received) revolutionary implications shaping a new reading of Ulysses. If everything had been as good as that section, this would have been great.
May 10, 2016 HaameD rated it really liked it
the writing was way too dry and boring for me, but there were times or more specifically subjects that "turned me on" (thought irony doesn't hurt here, since the tile is sexuality). What interested me specifically were two sections of the book, Specific and generic onanism and the whole section on women. I wish there was more to this book, maybe a more in depth sociological insight or comparative look in sexuality in different works Joyce's contemporaries.
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Richard was a primary school teacher and advisory teacher for literacy for over twenty years before becoming a freelance writer of children's books and books for schools. He is the author of many picture books and poetry anthologies for younger children, many of which have been adapted for the teaching of English overseas. He has written two best-selling collections of p
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