“An integral number of essays that are meant to motivate new curiosity in Joyce’s poetry, either for its personal sake and for its courting to the prose works.”—Patrick A. McCarthy, coeditor of the James Joyce Literary Supplement
“The authors show jointly that the lyric poems reward—and will proceed to reward—greater recognition than they've got hitherto acquired. the gathering as a complete should still motivate the following iteration of Joyceans to foreground Chamber Music and Pomes Penyeach in their scholarship and of their teaching.”—Victor Luftig, coeditor of Joyce and the topic of History
To many, James Joyce is just the best novelist of the 20 th century. students have pored over each minutia of his private and non-private life—from application debts to deeply own letters—in seek of recent insights into his lifestyles and paintings. but, for the main half, they've got paid scant recognition to the 2 volumes of poetry he published.
The 8 individuals to The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered convincingly problem the serious consensus that Joyce’s poetry is not as good as his prose. They show how his poems offer entries into Joyce’s so much own and intimate options and concepts. in addition they display that
Joyce’s poetic explorations—of the character of information, sexual intimacy, the altering caliber of affection, the relatives among writing and track, and the non secular dimensions of the human experience—were primary to his improvement as a author of prose.
This intriguing new paintings is bound to spark new curiosity in Joyce’s poetry and should turn into a vital and imperative source for college students and students of his lifestyles and work.