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Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company
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Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Mary Lowe-Evans

Abstract

Although numerous critics and scholars have considered the influence of Joyce's Catholicism on his works, most seem to have concluded that Joyce's intention was to subvert the church's power. This book argues, on the contrary, that the net result of Joyce's Catholic nostalgia is an entanglement in rather than a liberation from the labyrinthine ways of theological exposition and Catholic ritual and politics, which has inspired in his readers an enduring admiration for institutional Catholicism. The author explores the ways in which specific Catholic rituals and devotions vigorously promoted by ... More

Keywords: Catholicism, nostalgia, theological exposition, Catholic ritual, Modernism, immortal soul

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032856
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032856.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Lowe-Evans, author
University of West Florida