By Joyce, James; Knowles, Sebastian David Guy; Kochis, Matthew J.; Lawrence, David Herbert; Lusty, Heather L
“A groundbreaking assortment. Sexuality, censorship, publishing, and contention are all handled with a clean eye; state of the art archival study is dropped at the fore; and new views equivalent to ecocriticism are one of several highlights.”—Susan Mooney, writer of The inventive Censoring of Sexuality
Modernism’s such a lot contentious opponents, James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence, have been polar opposites—stylistically, in my view, and professionally—yet their lives, works, and careers undergo outstanding similarities. They shared an identical literary agent, released within the related literary magazines, fought felony battles opposed to censorship, and have been either pirated through Samuel Roth. this is often the 1st publication to discover the resonances among the 2 writers, shattering the ancient silence among Joyceans and Lawrentians.
The parallels run deep among those epic figures of the literary canon, and this quantity explores the vintage modernist paradoxes shared via the 2 writers. either have been right away syncretists and shatterers, bourgeois cosmopolitans, prudish libertines, displaced nostalgists, and rebels opposed to their local lands. contemplating mutual subject matters comparable to gender, type, horseracing, nature, faith, exile, and modernism’s fascination with Egyptology, those essays spotlight the numerous intersections within the significant novels and brief fiction of Joyce and Lawrence. Modernists at Odds is a protracted past due prolonged comparability of 2 of the main compelling writers of the 20 th century.