The Economy of Ulysses: Making Both Ends Meet
Syracuse University Press, 1995 - 472 pages
This original and wide-ranging study explores the "economies" of Ulysses using a number of different critical and theoretical methods. Not only do the economic circumstances of the characters
Some of the subjects and topics covered include Joyce's own "spendthrift" background, gift exchanges and reciprocity as a fundamental means of reader/author relationship in the novel, money and language, Bloom as an "economic man," the "narrative economy" of "Wandering Rocks," the relationship between commerce and eroticism, the function of sacrifice in the creation of value, counterfeiting, forgery, and other crimes of writing, and a demonstration of how the
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These tensions in the economy of “ Eumaeus , " then , expose tensions in the
concepts of originality , genuineness , ownership , and value upon which the
economies of money and realism are founded . Moreover , these problematic ...
In terms of ideology and style , then , “ Eumaeus ” is not realistic but antirealistic ,
its realistic facade only more thoroughly subverting the conventions it seems so
anxious to follow . One obvious way the narrator tries to manage events is by ...
Genuine forgeries : this oxymoron provides another way of approaching the
deceptive textual and financial economies of “ Eumaeus ” ; indeed , forgery
seems even more pertinent to the linguistic economies of “ Eumaeus , ” because
it is a ...
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