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Six Theories in the Bedroom of The Dead

From: Philosophy and Literature
Volume 16, Number 1, April 1992
pp. 115-127 | 10.1353/phl.1992.0049

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1. Quoted in Richard Ellmann, James Joyce (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982), p. 521.

2. Quoted in Eilís Dillon, "The Innocent Muse: An Interview with Maria Jolas," James Joyce Quarterly 20 (1982-83): 39.

3. Letter dated August 22, 1909 in Letters of James Joyce, vol. 2, ed. Richard Ellmann (New York: Viking, 1966), p. 239.

4. Richard Ellmann, James Joyce, p. 249.

5. Quoted in ibid., p. 661n.

6. Wilhelm Füger, "Crosslocution in Dubliners," James Joyce Quarterly 27 (1989): 87-88.

7. Allen Tate, "The Dead" in Dubliners: Text, Criticism, and Notes, ed. Robert Scholes and A. Walton Litz (New York: Penguin, 1969), p. 408.

8. Florence L. Walzl, "Gabriel and Michael: The Conclusion of The Dead," James Joyce Quarterly 4 (1966): 29, 17.

9. C. H. Peake, James Joyce: The Citizen and the Artist (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1977), pp. 50, 53.

10. David Shields, "A Note on the Conclusion of Joyce's "The Dead," James Joyce Quarterly 22 (1984-85): 427, 428.

11. Jacques Derrida, "Two words for Joyce," in Post-structuralist Joyce: Essays from the French, ed. Derek Attridge and Daniel Ferrer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984), pp. 148, 149.

12. Quoted in Arthur Power, Conversations With James Joyce, ed. Clive Hart (New York: Harper and Row, 1974), p. 35.

13. Florence L. Walzl, "Dubliners: Women in Irish Society," in Women in Joyce, ed. Suzette Henke and Elaine Unkeless (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982), pp. 45-46; cf. pp. 33-34.

14. "The Lass of Aughrim" (an Irish variation of "The Lass of Roch Royal") in The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, ed. Francis James Child, vol. II (New York: Cooper Square, 1965, p. 224. For a text with some differences in wording, see Ruth Bauerle, "Date Rape, Mate Rape: A Liturgical Interpretation of The Dead," in New Alliances in Joyce Studies, ed. Bonnie Kime Scott (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1988), pp. 124-25. The words I have quoted are identical in both of these versions. The few lines that Joyce quotes from the song in The Dead differ, however, from both of these versions, perhaps for artistic reasons (e.g., to omit the song's reference to the "yellow" hair of the lass of Aughrim), perhaps because Nora sang to him a still different version.

15. Andrew Lytle, "A Reading of Joyce's The Dead," Sewanee Review 77 (1969): 194.

16. Margot Norris, "Stifled Back Answers: The Gender Politics of Art in Joyce's The Dead," Modern Fiction Studies 35 (1989): 479, 480.

17. Trevor L. Williams, "Resistance to Paralysis in Dubliners," Modern Fiction Studies 35 (1989): 456.

18. Florence L. Walzl, "Dubliners: Women in Irish Society," p. 46.

19. Bonnie Kime Scott, Joyce and Feminism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984), pp. 129-30. She is interpreting Colin MacCabe, James Joyce and the Revolution of the Word (New York: Harper and Row, 1979), pp. 53-55.

20. Sheldon Brivic, Joyce Between Freud and Jung (Port Washington, New York: Kennikat Press, 1980), p. 90.

21. Paul Deane, "Motion Picture Techniques in James Joyce's The Dead," James Joyce Quarterly 6 (1989): 231, 232.

22. Kenneth Burke, "'Stages' in The Dead," in Dubliners: Text, Criticism, and Notes, p. 413.

23. Margot Norris, "Stifled Back Answers: The Gender Politics of Art in Joyce's The Dead," p. 480.

24. Ross Chambers, "Gabriel Conroy Sings for His Supper, or Love Refused (The Dead)," in James Joyce's Dubliners, ed. Harold Bloom (New York: Chelsea House, 1988), p. 116.

25. Bernard Benstock, "The Dead," in James Joyce's Dubliners: Critical Essays, ed. Clive Hart (New York: Viking, 1969), p. 166.

26. John V. Kelleher, "Irish History and Mythology in James Joyce's The Dead," Review of Politics 27 (1965): 433.

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