“An vital number of essays that are supposed to motivate 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 exhibit jointly that the lyric poems reward—and will proceed to reward—greater recognition than they've got hitherto acquired. the gathering as a complete should still encourage the following new release 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 20 th century. students have pored over each minutia of his private and non-private life—from application accounts to deeply own letters—in seek of recent insights into his existence and paintings. but, for the main half, they've got paid scant cognizance to the 2 volumes of poetry he published.
The 8 participants to The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered convincingly problem the severe consensus that Joyce’s poetry is not as good as his prose. They show how his poems offer entries into Joyce’s so much own and intimate concepts 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 track, and the spiritual dimensions of the human experience—were basic to his improvement as a author of prose.
This interesting new paintings is bound to spark new curiosity in Joyce’s poetry and should develop into a necessary and imperative source for college kids and students of his existence and work.