Work in progress : Joyce centenary essays
Work in Progress contains a separate essay on each of Joyce's major works (Dubliners, A Por-trait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and ... Show synopsis Work in Progress contains a separate essay on each of Joyce's major works (Dubliners, A Por-trait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake), with recognized Joyce schol-ars examining in each a central critical problem. Morris Beja examines Dubliners from the perspective of the epiphany, a concept for-mulated by the young Joyce. Richard Peter-son finds a rhythmic flow in A Portrait that helps us see its narrative structuring more clearly. Shari and Bernard Benstock explore Ulysses to discern how movement and spa-tiality function in its narrative. Patrick Mc-Carthy considers how Finnegans Wake and its audience are necessarily symbiotic partners. In the second grouping of essays Edmund Epstein and Fritz Senn each investigate how Joyce handles--or manipulates--language. Looking at three decades of criticism, Mar-garet Church demonstrates where the study of the Viconian cycle and stream-of-con-sciousness has led toward an understanding of the role of time in Joyce's fiction. Sheldon Brivic adduces a Joycean psychology from the works that offers an additional dimension to the study of the texts. Suzette Henke traces the growing maturity of Joyce's atti-tude toward women. Completing the collec-tion, Father Robert Boyle examines the reli-gious ethos present in Joyce's work.