Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival

December 10, 2020
Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival

This book suggests that James Joyce, like Yeats and his fellowRevivalists, was attracted to the west of Ireland as a place ofauthenticity and freedom. It shows how his acute historicalsensibility is reflected in Dubliners, posing newquestions about one of the most enduring collections of shortstories ever written. The answers provided are a fusion of historyand literary criticism, using close readings that balancetechniques of realism and symbolism. The result is an originalstudy that shines new light on Dubliners and Joyce's latermasterpieces.