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Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies$
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Michael Patrick Gillespie

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035291

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035291.001.0001

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Joyce and the Artist's Fingernails

Joyce and the Artist's Fingernails

(p.125) 5 Joyce and the Artist's Fingernails
Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies

S. L. Goldberg

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines the criticism around Joyce's pointer to his artistic direction which is unobtrusively ambiguous. What the reader makes of it is usually an index of what he makes of Joyce's art itself. One of the interpretations is that Joyce advocates the theory of super-Flaubertian Realism, a common interpretation of a complete impartiality or neutrality of moral attitude which amounts to indifference. A group of critics feel that Joyce is a realist, but one whose apparent indifference is only ironic, a tactic by which to parody and expose the absence of values in the world he so aloofly portrays. Joyce certainly made no bones about moral and social judgments in his first book, Dubliners, for all its naturalistic Realism.

Keywords:   artistic direction, super-Flaubertian Realism, moral attitude, naturalistic Realism, criticism

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