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James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire

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James Joyce and the Revolt of Love is a study of marriage, adultery, and desire. Beginning with contextual and biographical background and using a vocabulary drawn from postmodern ethics and the philosophy of love, this book examines the representation of marital and extramarital relations in Joyce’s texts. Janine Utell claims that Joyce uses these relations to imagine a d ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Mat
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I agree with Maria's review. Utell certainly has done her homework on this one. She not only looks at the theme of adultery in Ulysses, but she skillfully traces Joyce's obsession with it through his oeuvre, especially in his letters to Nora, in one of his obscure works written in Trieste Giacomo Joyce and even in FW.
The rumour of Nora's affair when Joyce briefly returned to Ireland certainly must have shook him up pretty badly, especially for someone who was already almost pathologically paran
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Maria
Apr 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Utell does a great job of capturing the complexities of adultery in Ulysses. She also highlights the import of the Parnell/O'Shea adultery for Joyce in a striking and original way.
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