Joyce General Notes

Joyce General Notes - JAMES JOYCE 1882-1941 Et ignotas...

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JAMES JOYCE: 1882-1941 Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes. [And he applies his mind to obscure arts.] Ovid, Metamorphoses 8.188. Arguably one of the most influential prose stylists of the twentieth century. Though he lived in a kind of self-imposed exile abroad for much of his life, his work is closely focused on Ireland and often on Dublin in particular. The books are saturated with highly particular local reference —“street furniture”—that provide both rich detail and starting points for his characters’ thoughts. Joyce’s work was and remains controversial. In 1921, the serialized publication of Ulysses was banned as “obscene” in the US. The ban remained in force until 1933 when, in a landmark legal ruling, a US District judge ruled that the book was not pornographic and therefore could not be obscene. This decision was upheld by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1934. MAJOR WORKS:
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course ENGL 283 taught by Professor Geiskes during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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Joyce General Notes - JAMES JOYCE 1882-1941 Et ignotas...

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