James Joyce's Other Images: Essays in Joyce Criticism

by Jörg W. Rademacher


" James Joyce's Other Image is the author's multi-faceted response to four years of almost exclusive concentration on James Joyce's Own Image, a study on the terms `image' and `imagination' in A Portrait and Ulysses. Having convinced himself that Joyce is a canonical writer even from the removed German perspective, he goes on to explore different aspects of Joyce studies before he addresses Ulysses in terms of Shakespeare and Sterne as well as Musil, Joyce, and Bachmann in terms of their ""fictional memoirs of the Hapsburg Empire"". Since the focus is on textual presence rather than on personal (and possibly absent) influence, a pedagogical case study of how Sterne's and Shakespeare's works may be read through Ulysses and an essay on Joyce's ""Omnipresence in Contemporary Literature"" seem in order. Finally, a fictional trialogue between George Moore, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett maps out a move beyond the realm of criticism. Jörg Rademacher teaches English for Specific Purposes at the University of Münster, Germany. He also works as a free-lance translator and literary critic. His publications include James Joyce's Own Image (1993), Was nun, Herr Bloom!, a collection of essays by diverse hands to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, which he edits, as well as translations of books by Daniel Defoe, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Hein Grosskopf, and James Joyce's Ireland by David Pierce. "

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