“An fundamental choice of essays that are meant to encourage new curiosity in Joyce’s poetry, either for its personal sake and for its dating to the prose works.”—Patrick A. McCarthy, coeditor of the James Joyce Literary Supplement
“The authors display jointly that the lyric poems reward—and will proceed to reward—greater consciousness than they've got hitherto acquired. the gathering as a complete may 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 20th century. students have pored over each minutia of his private and non-private life—from application accounts to deeply own letters—in seek of latest insights into his lifestyles and paintings. but, for the main half, they've got paid scant awareness to the 2 volumes of poetry he published.
The 8 individuals to The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered convincingly problem the severe consensus that Joyce’s poetry is not so good as his prose. They demonstrate how his poems offer entries into Joyce’s such a lot own and intimate techniques and ideas. in addition they reveal that
Joyce’s poetic explorations—of the character of information, sexual intimacy, the altering caliber of affection, the kinfolk among writing and tune, and the non secular dimensions of the human experience—were primary to his improvement as a author of prose.
This fascinating new paintings is bound to spark new curiosity in Joyce’s poetry and may turn into a vital and critical source for college students and students of his existence and work.