Synopses & Reviews
One of the most important books ever written on "Uylsses, Dublin's Joyce" established Hugh Kenner as a significant modernist critic. This pathbreaking analysis presents Uylsses as a "bit of anti-matter that Joyce sent out to eat the world." The author assumes that Joyce wasn't a man with a box of mysteries, but a writer with a subject: his native European metropolis of Dublin. "Dublin's Joyce" provides the reader with a perspective of Joyce as a superemely important literary figure without considering him to be the revealer of a secret doctrine.
"Professor Kenner brings to the study of Joyce a wide knowledge of Joycean backgrounds and a brilliant mind." Library Journal
"Mr. Kenner, who specializes in the symbolic aspects of Joyce's work, writes brilliantly, opening many avenues of thought." The Christian Science Monitor
"Hugh Kenner's brilliant study goes the narrower and deeper way of the specialists' specialist." The New York Times Book Review