Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Before DaybreakAfter the Race and the Origins of Joyce's Art$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Coilin Owens

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813042473

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813042473.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use (for details see www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 April 2019

The Automobile Age

The Automobile Age

Chapter:
(p.12) 2 The Automobile Age
Source:
Before Daybreak
Author(s):

Cóilín Owens

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813042473.003.0002

Chapter 2 offers a recapitulation of the early years of the motor industry and the hoopla surrounding the staging of the 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup Race. These settings allow us to account for the young Joyce's flirtation with this new industry and appreciate his subsequent critique of the competition in “After the Race” in the form of a parody of fashionable sports writing. Joyce's story is counter-cultural in that rather than producing a conventional sports story, his narrator makes but a few preliminary gestures appreciative of the actual race and focuses instead on the tailgate party. The preposition in the title implies that the Gordon Bennett Cup Race is not about car racing or sports but a satire on status-seeking, publicity, profits, gambling, and high living.

Keywords:   motor industry, Gordon Bennett Cup Race, parody of sports writing, gambling, social satire

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .