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Celebrating the Sacred in Ordinary Life

James Joyce and the Renaissance Magus

by Tom Absher (Author)
Monographs XXVI, 126 Pages

Summary

This book is an introductory examination of the Hermetic tradition in the Renaissance and how James Joyce made use of certain of its salient features in his four works of fiction: Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake. This book makes a useful contribution to literary studies of Joyce’s work as well as introductory cultural studies of the Hermetic tradition, its philosophy and important figures, like Marsilio Ficino and Giordano Bruno.

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Tom Absher

Celebrating the Sacred
in Ordinary Life

James Joyce and the Renaissance Magus

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About the author

Tom Absher received his Ph.D. in English Renaissance literature from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught literature and creative writing in several small liberal arts colleges for forty years. His other published works include Men and the Goddess, as well as several collections of poetry.

About the book

This book is an introductory examination of the Hermetic tradition in the Renaissance and how James Joyce made use of certain of its salient features in his four works of fiction: Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake. This book makes a useful contribution to literary studies of Joyce’s work as well as introductory cultural studies of the Hermetic tradition, its philosophy and important figures, like Marsilio Ficino and Giordano Bruno.

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Acknowledgments

This book project has had many supporters over the years. In addition to my special and deepest thanks to my wife, Erika Butler, for helping me with every stage of this project, I want to thank some of the early readers of the manuscript. Stephen Long, Howard Norman, Jack Pulaski, David Rees, and Rhea Wilson each gave careful attention to the work and offered many useful suggestions.

Details

Pages
XXVI, 126
ISBN (PDF)
9781433141744
ISBN (ePUB)
9781433141751
ISBN (MOBI)
9781433141768
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433139796
Language
English
Publication date
2017 (May)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2017. XXIV, 126 pp.

Biographical notes

Tom Absher (Author)

Tom Absher received his Ph.D. in English Renaissance literature from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught literature and creative writing in several small liberal arts colleges for forty years. His other published works include Men and the Goddess, as well as several collections of poetry.

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