Marian Eide argues that the central concern of James Joyce's writing was the creation of a literary ethic. Eide examines Joyce's ethical preoccupations throughout his work, particularly the tension between his commitment as an artist and his social obligations as a father and citizen during a tumultuous period of European history. This is the first study devoted to Joyce's ethical philosophy as it emerges in his writing.
About the Author
Marian Eide is assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University. She is author of several articles in twentieth-century literature.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Ethical interpretation and the elliptical subject; 2. Ethical knowledge and errant pedagogy; 3. Ethical opposition and fluid sensibility; 4. Ethical representation through Lucia's looking glass; Envoy: to the reader; Endnotes; Bibliography.