The contributors to Joyce/Lowry examine the relationship of these two expatriates writers, both to each other and to broader issues in the study of literary modernism and its aftermath. This collection embraces a variety of approaches. The volume begins with a consideration of Joyce and Lowry as practitioners of Expressionist art and concludes with an essay on John Huston's cinematic interpretation of works by both writers. In between are explorations of nationalism, anti-Semitism, syphilis, mental illness, and authorial design.
About the Authors
Paul Tiessen is professor and chair of English at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario and the editor of the Malcolm Lowry Review.
"All the essays discuss the larger issues . . . . Valuable to readers looking at literary modernism and its definitions."—Choice
"A highly suggestive and useful collection that enlarges out received conception of (a monolithic) modernism and enriches the critical and intertextual dialogue between the two practitioners of its title."—ELT
"On firm ground, the authors of the collected essays open new portals of discovery for the reader through a metonymic juxtaposition of two masters of modern literature. . . . McCarthy, Tiessen, and company offer their reader much to ponder and enjoy."—James Joyce Literary Supplement
"It is fair to say that there is not a rotten apple in this barrel, and if Patrick McCarthy's introduction focuses tightly on the questions of affinity and influence that provide the immediate critical context for these new considerations of Joyce and Lowry, the entire volume will be of interest to any reader concerned with modernism as a whole."—Letters in Canada
"Provides fresh insights into the art of Joyce and of Lowry as well as new understandings of the nature of literary obligation."—Morton P. Levitt
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