Cóilín Owens

in James Joyce's Painful Case

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031934
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038759 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses “A Painful Case”, which was written by James Joyce and is a deceptively simple story of disappointed love. It states that this book is more focused on how and why Joyce's story takes its immemorial shape and that it attempts to peer into the Joycean well from which it is drawn. It also discusses Joyce as a writer and looks at the different features of “A Painful Case.”

Keywords: A Painful Case; James Joyce; features; disappointed love; story

Chapter.  6459 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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