James Joyce, Epiphanies: A Critical Edition

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Title
James Joyce, Epiphanies: A Critical Edition
Author(s)
Joyce James
Publisher
Editions Hermann
Publication state
In preparation
Editor
MacDuff Sangam, Beja Morris, Ferrer Daniel, McFadzean Angus
Language
english
Abstract
Together with Morris Beja, Angus McFadzean and Daniel Ferrer, I am co-editing a critical edition of the forty short texts Joyce called “epiphanies” (c.1901-04). These texts are among Joyce’s earliest literary works, a series of highly polished miniatures that provide a vivid insight into his art. Composed concurrently with Chamber Music (1907), they are sometimes regarded as lyrical counterparts to Joyce’s poetry, but alongside prose-poems, almost half are in dramatic form, and several combine the two modes, providing a bridge to Joyce’s fiction. Since Joyce reused thirty of them, often repeatedly, in his subsequent works, right through to Finnegans Wake, they make a significant contribution to major works like A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses. Indeed, to the extent that Joyce’s oeuvre can be considered as “one great work” (Tindall), the epiphanies offer a point of origin, providing a paradigm case for genetic scholars to study the development of Joyce’s oeuvre.
This project is being conducted in association with L’Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (http://www.item.ens.fr/thematique/).
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