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James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity Hardcover – August 18, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0521827515 ISBN-10: 0521827515

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"Mullin demonstrates convincingly that [Joyce's] particular responses could be more wide-ranging, complex and subtle than has been noticed. Mullin's book impresses throughout...Any reader will find new information here, probably on a wide range of topics. This is a book which anyone interested in Joyce and his contexts should read." David G. Wright, University of Auckland, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920

"Few readers have so compellingly demonstrated Joyce's complex engagement with and radical critique of the contestatory discourses that shaped his world as Katherine Mullin has proven in James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity" - Ellen Carol Jones, James Joyce Quarterly

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In James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity, Katherine Mullin offers a richly detailed account of Joyce's lifelong battle against censorship. Through prodigious archival research, Mullin shows Joyce responding to Edwardian ideologies of social purity by accentuating the 'contentious' or 'offensive' elements in his work. Ulysses, A Portrait and Dubliners each meticulously subvert purity discourse. This important and highly original book will change the way Joyce is read and offers crucial insights into the sexual politics of Modernism.

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