James Joyce's Place in Literary History Analytical Essay by cee-cee

James Joyce's Place in Literary History
This paper discusses James Joyce and how his works have ensured him an important place in literary history.
# 108297 | 1,436 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 29, 2008 in Literature (European (other))

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In this article, the writer notes that great artists become famous and immortal because of the mark they leave in this world that made a difference; a difference that proved their innovativeness and deep understanding of their arts. The writer notes that it is in breaking with traditions and conventions of his time, and formulating his own canon of literature that ensured James Joyce a place in literary history where his works will still be discussed for decades to come. The writer points out that although Joyce wrote other literary pieces like 'Finnegans Wake' and 'Chamber Music', it is 'Ulysses' that brought concrete proof that Joyce will never be dismissed from the annals of literary masterpieces. The writer discusses that he writes with a cool and masterful detachment, which allows the reader to approach Joyce with a completely open mind, sometimes liking the warm humanity, sometimes detesting the cold arrogance of the man, always having the sense that he who was often a fool in his life was always wise in his work.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Colum, Padraic. With James Joyce in Ireland. 11 June 1922. 11 October 2007. <http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/01/09/specials/joyce-colum.html>.
  • Cornell University. James Joyce: From Dublin to Ithaca. 2005. 11 October 2007. <http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/joyce/introduction/>.
  • Farrell, James T. Joyce and His First Self-Portrait. 31 December 1944. 11 October 2007. <http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/01/09/specials/joyce-first.html>.
  • Gray, Paul. The Time 100: James Joyce. 08 June 1998. 11 October 2007. <http://www.time.com/time/time100/artists/profile/joyce.html>.
  • Kenner, Hugh. On the Centenary of James Joyce. 31 January 1982. 11 October 2007. <http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/01/09/specials/joyce-centenary.html>.

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