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Cannibal Joyce$
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Thomas Jackson Rice

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032191

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032191.001.0001

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His Master's Voice and Joyce

His Master's Voice and Joyce

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(p.106) 7 His Master's Voice and Joyce
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Cannibal Joyce
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Thomas Jackson Rice

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0007

This chapter discusses the impact of the emergent forces in contemporary popular culture that have a direct influence on Joyce' conception of artistic creativity and explorations of the possibilities of fiction especially in his last two books Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. The introduction of new communication means particularly the introduction of phonograph that may have influenced and impacted on the writings of Joyce. In this chapter, Joyce' response to the technology of sound is examined wherein he found a realization and awareness of the beauty that had vanished in the silent reading of the printed text; rather than disappearing, the voice of the storyteller becomes the “talking machine” of the new modernist novel.

Keywords:   popular culture, new communication, phonograph, silent reading, technology of sound, Joyce, storyteller, talking machine, modernist novel

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