Consuming Joyce: 100 Years of Ulysses in Ireland
James Joyce's relationship with his homeland was a complicated and often vexed one. The publication of his masterwork Ulysses - referred to by The Quarterly Review as an "Odyssey of the sewer" - in 1922 was initially met with indifference and hostility within Ireland. This book tells the full story of the reception of Joyce and his best-known book in the country of his birth for the first time; a reception that evolved over the next hundred years, elevating Joyce from a writer reviled to one revered.
John McCourt (Professor)
- Bloomsbury Academic
- 304 pages
- United Kingdom
- Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers