A New Edition of Joyce's "Dubliners" Persuasive Essay by Nicky
A discussion on the need for a new critical edition of James Joyce's "Dubliners".
# 151289 | 785 words | 0 sources | 2012 |
Published on May 31, 2012 in Literature (European (other))
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The paper argues for a new edition compiling the past thirteen years' worth of scholarship on James Joyce's "Dubliners". The paper looks at a sample of new material written about Joyce and his "Dubliners" since the 1996 Viking edition, but asserts that there is a real need for new criticism to be accurately and meaningfully compiled and disseminated in a manner at once approachable and challenging to readers.
From the Paper:"The last critical edition of Joyce's Dubliners was published in 1996 under the Viking imprint, edited by Robert Scholes and A. Walton Litz. The collection of short stories was originally published in 1914, and thus a thirteen-years gap in a collection of critical scholarship might not seem overly long for a book that has been in print for nearly a century. Certainly, the criticism collected in the Viking Critical Library edition remains highly relevant, and represented the most recent available scholarship on the subject at the time of the book's publication. It is also true that no new groundbreaking discoveries concerning Joyce's life and biography or his writing of the stories in Dubliners have been made in the past thirteen years, nor are such discoveries likely to be made given the amount of scrutiny and scholarly attention that the author and his works have continually received.
"There have been, however, many new interpretations of both Joyce's life and his works that warrant the publication of a new critical edition of Dubliners. Criticism continues to breathe new life into these stories, and a new edition compiling the past thirteen years' worth of scholarship would be useful to long-time fans of Joyce, new discoverers of his work, and the many students and educators in the academic world who engage in scholarly examinations of his work."
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