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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Reading Ulysses also demands a dual agency . The reader of Ulysses also
frequently halts in his or her journey through the novel , arrested by an image , a
moment , a memory . Likewise , the efficacy of repetition requires readers active ...
His narrative gift requires a return gift , which itself endows readers with the gift of
authority . ... But Joyce ' s revolutionary economy of reading demands that the
reader ' s role become simultaneously less clear and more expansive as the ...
Wolfgang Iser argues that such moments of “ retention and protension , ” in which
the reader ' s memory oscillates with and prompts prediction or expectation , are
primary processes in all reading and permit the reader to complete gaps of ...
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