By Jeffrey S. Drouin
This e-book makes a massive intervention within the ongoing debates approximately modernism, technological know-how, and the divisions of early Twentieth-Century print tradition. so as to determine Joyce's position within the nexus of modernism and clinical notion, Drouin makes use of the tools of periodical reports and textual feedback to ascertain the impression of Einstein's relativity theories at the improvement of Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). experiments with house, time, movement, and standpoint, it carefully surveys discourse of technological know-how and the unconventional within the print tradition networks hooked up to Joyce, with concrete research of avant-garde magazines, newspapers, well known technology books, BBC pamphlets, and radio proclaims among 1914 and 1939. those assets elucidate adjustments that Joyce made to the manuscripts, typescripts, and web page proofs of convinced episodes of his ultimate novels. the recent proof establishes for the 1st time the character of the cloth hyperlink among Joyce and non-technical technology, and the way within which Ulysses and Finnegans Wake owe their constitution and aspiring to the humanistic concerns linked to technology in the course of the wartime and inter-war years. In reading the relationships among Joyce's later paintings and the preferred technology undefined, the ebook elucidates the customarily conflicting attitudes towards technology in inter-war British print tradition, filling in a section of the puzzle that's modernism's dating to the hot physics and, concurrently, the historical past of the novel.
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James Joyce, Science, and Modernist Print Culture: “The Einstein of English Fiction” (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature) by Jeffrey S. Drouin