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By Richard Barlow

The Celtic Unconscious bargains a necessary new interpretation of modernist literature via an exam of James Joyce’s employment of Scottish literature and philosophy, in addition to a remark on his portrayal of shared Irish and Scottish histories and cultures. Barlow additionally deals an cutting edge examine the powerful affects that Joyce’s predecessors had on his paintings, together with James Macpherson, James Hogg, David Hume, Robert Burns, and Robert Louis Stevenson. The publication attracts upon all of Joyce’s significant texts yet focuses regularly on Finnegans Wake in making 3 major, interrelated arguments: that Joyce applies what he sees as a particularly “Celtic” perspective to create the ambience of instability and skepticism of Finnegans Wake; that this reasoning is split into contrasting parts, which mirror the deep non secular and nationwide divide of post-1922 eire, yet that have their foundation in Scottish literature; and at last, that regardless of the representation of the contrasts and divisions of Scottish and Irish heritage, Scottish literature and philosophy are commissioned by way of Joyce as a part of a application of inventive “decolonization” that's enacted in Finnegans Wake. The Celtic Unconscious is the 1st book-length research of the function of Scottish literature in Joyce’s paintings and is a crucial contribution to the fields of Irish and Scottish stories. This ebook will entice students and scholars of Joyce, and to scholars drawn to Irish experiences, Scottish reports, and English literature.

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