States of Desire

States of Desire : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish Experiment

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Mahaffey's fascinating study shows how the writings of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce are politically subversive in the most local and dangerous sense of the term: they aim to take apart the assumptions and verbal practices that make dominance possible. Each writer developed an experimental style out of the struggle with his national heritage, but each also had to come to terms with passionate ideals of his own that for a time impeded or denied the versatility of his writing.show more

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  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 162.6 x 236.7 x 27.4mm | 671.82g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195115929
  • 9780195115925

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many engaging and insightful formulations, ... a very suggestive and scholarly reading of Joyce's posthumously published notebook, Giacomo Joyce * Ronan McDonald, *show more

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