The Dialectics of Sense and Spirit in Pater and Joyce
Publication Year: 2098
Published by: ELT Press
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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To Perry Meisel, whose work The Myth of the Modern: A Study of British Literature and Criticism After 1850 revealed to me the potential extent of Pater's importance in Joyce; to Bud McGrath, whose The Sensible Spirit: Walter Pater and the Modernist Paradigm suggested to me the dialectical ...
A Note Oft Prim.ry Texts
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Citations are from the scholarly editions of Pater's and Joyce's texts. For mysses, I've used the Gabler, Steppe, and Melchior edition (Random House, 1986); for A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the Anderson edition (Penguin Books, 1977); for Dubliners, the Scholes and Litz edition (Penguin, For Pater, the 1910 Macmillan edition is used with two exceptions: Gerald ...
CHAPTER 1Maki.1 Co •• ectio.s
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...literary society, visited the Irish poet and mystic George Russell. everything else." Russell wrote to Yeats about Joyce, telling him that the young poet had talent, but "was infected with Pater's Relative."2 This "infection" should have grown more evident by 1916, by which time Dubliners (1914) and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) ...
CHAPTER IThe Secular Religio.
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There are some unworldly types of character which the world is able to estimate. It recognizes certain moral types, or categories, and regards whatever falls within them as having a right to exist. The saint, the artist, even the speculative thinker, out of the world's order as they are, yet work, sofar as they work at all, in and by means of the main current of the world's ...
CHAPTER 3Stephen's Aesthetics and Pcater
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...-Art, said Stephen, is the human disposition of sensible and intelligible Before the publication of mysses, Joyce's readers debated whether the novelist intended Stephen to be a creative artist or a posturing aesthete at the end of Portrait. Like Robert Scholes, who claimed that Stephen becomes a poet with the composition ofthe villanelle, some have argued that Stephen reaches artistic maturity by Part V of Portrait.2 Others have main tained that Joyce intended Stephen to be a parody of his own younger ...
CHAPTER 4Joyce's EpiphGnies & PGter
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In exercising this power, painting and poetry have a variety of subject almost unlimited. The range of characters or persons open to them is as various as life itself; no character, however trivial, misshapen, or unlovely, can resist their magic. That is because those arts can accomplish their jUnction in the choice and development of some special situation, which lifts ...
CHAPTER 5"Solider Aristotle":PGterican & Joyce.n Epistemolo.y
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Unsheathe your dagger definitions. Horseness is the whatness of allhorse. Streams of tendency and eons they worship. God: noise in the street: very peripatetic. Space: what you damn well have to see. Through spaces smaller than globules of man's blood they creepycrawl after Blake's buttocks into eternity of which this vegetable world is but a shadow. Hold on to the now, ...
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Critical estimation of the importance of Pater to Joyce falls into two camps. One is represented by T. S. Eliot, who stated that Joyce was greatly interested in Pater but soon outgrew him. The other is represented by Perry Meisel, who, half a century later, argued that Pater's influence on Joyce pervades his entire oeuvre. Eliot in the 1920s and Peter Ackroyd in the 1990s have admitted that Pater was important to such writers as the young Joyce and the young Yeats, but they have maintained that the major figures ...
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...1. Pater, The Renaissance. Studies in Art and Poetry, Donald L. Hill, ed. (1893; 2. Robert Scholes and Richard Kain, The Workshop of Daedalus: James Joyce and the Raw Materialsfor ~ Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' (Evanston: Northwestern 3. Virginia Woolf, A Writer's Diary, Leonard Woolf, ed. (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 4. Joyce, Letters, Richard Ellmann, ed. (New York: Viking Press, 1966), II: 204. ...
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Page Count: 192
Publication Year: 2098
Series Title: 1880-1920 British Authors Series